Craig Shakespeare seals contract as Leicester City Manager
Leicester City caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year deal and is now the club’s official manager.
The 53-year-old coach has taken interim charge upon the departure and sacking of former manager Claudio Ranieri for having uneventful series of campaigns in the near end of 2016/17 season.
“This is really exciting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career,” delighted Shakespeare disclosed.
“Our preparations for pre-season and the new Premier League campaign have been ongoing for some time, but we can move on with certainty and ensure we are well equipped to compete at the levels now expected of a club like Leicester City,” Foxes’ boss added.
The official club manager was able to lift the Foxes out of relegation troubles and has won eight out of 16 games in charge last term. This brought his coaching team to enter the Champions League quarter-finals.
Prior to Shakespeare’s arrival, the Foxes were only a single point above the threats of the drop zone. But he was able to collect 23 points which guided his club to 14th place in EPL standing.
Club vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha praised the new manager, “Craig has shown all the qualities in leadership, motivation and talent management that are required to be successful in this role.”
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