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BREAKING NEWS: Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester City

838   //    17 Oct 2017, 22:34 IST
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Riyad Mahrez, Danny Simpson and Craig Shakespeare during Leicester City's clash with West Brom

Leicester City have dismissed manager Craig Shakespeare after winning just one of their opening eight Premier League games this term.

Shakespeare took charge of first-team operations in February when Claudio Ranieri was sacked and initially proved a great success, beating Liverpool 3-1 in his first game before then guiding Leicester past Sevilla in the Champions League to book a quarter-final spot.

Three successive victories across all competitions at the start of his reign effectively secured Shakespeare the job until the end of the season.

He successfully steered Leicester away from the relegation zone and was subsequently appointed manager on a permanent basis in June, signing a three-year deal.

However, Leicester have endured a poor start to the current campaign, Monday's 1-1 draw with West Brom leaving them third from bottom with just six points from eight matches.


The club's close-season transfer business has also come under scrutiny. Leicester spent an estimated £74million on new players, but Harry Maguire is the only new arrival to have made a significant impression to date.

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