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Leicester City Sack Manager Craig Shakespeare

Leicester City Sack Manager Craig Shakespeare

by | 18th October 2017
Craig Shakespeare.

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare following Monday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

 

They are now looking for a replacement with former Borussia Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel, a likely candidate.

 

The former Premier League champions sit 18th in the table after only one win in their opening eight games of the campaign, a 2-0 win against Brighton on Aug. 19.

 

Shakespeare was named permanent Leicester manager on a three-year contract in June after keeping them in the Premier League following a relegation battle last season.

 

He replaced Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked in February, on a temporary basis and led the club to six consecutive wins in all competitions and eight wins in 16 games overall.

 

“Craig has been a great servant to Leicester City — during his spells as an assistant manager and since taking over as manager in challenging circumstances in February,” Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said in a statement.

 

Assistant manager Michael Appleton will lead the team on an interim basis for Saturday’s game away to Swansea City.