Craig Shakespeare Takes Charge Of Leicester City Until The End Of The Season

Leicester City Football Club is pleased to confirm Craig Shakespeare as its First Team Manager for the rest of the 2016/17 season.
- Craig Shakespeare confirmed as Leicester City Manager for rest of 2016/17 season
- Respected coach has guided City to two wins from two games in charge
- Vice Chairman praises Shakespeare for initiating positive response
- City’s next game sees them host Sevilla in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League

Leicester City Football Club is pleased to confirm Craig Shakespeare as its First Team Manager for the rest of the 2016/17 season.
Craig, who has been part of the City coaching staff for seven of the last eight seasons, was put in interim charge of the First Team two weeks ago following the departure of Claudio Ranieri, guiding the Foxes to Premier League wins over Liverpool and Hull City since.
Craig will continue to be supported by First Team Coach and Goalkeeping Coach Mike Stowell and the Club’s existing team of backroom staff during the campaign’s remaining fixtures, starting with Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League Last 16 Second Leg against Sevilla.
Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Craig’s skills as a coach and the high regard in which he is held by everyone the Club were well known to us. We always knew the team would be in good hands when we asked him to take charge a fortnight ago.
“He has initiated the type of positive response that we hoped change would bring, showing great leadership qualities and composure under considerable pressure to produce two very important results. We have asked him to continue to lead the team this season and we are very happy that he has accepted.”
Shakespeare, 53, joined City’s coaching staff as assistant to Nigel Pearson in 2008, spending a season with Hull City in 2010/11 before being brought back to the Club by the Srivaddhanaprabha family as part of Pearson’s reappointment in 2011.
He remained a vital part of the Club’s backroom staff under Ranieri following the Italian’s arrival in 2015 and was central to the support operation that guided City to the Club’s first Premier League title last season.
A UEFA Pro Licence graduate, he has also been part of the FA’s coaching setup for the England senior team this term.

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