Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare extends his stay with the Foxes
Craig Shakespeare has signed a 3 year contract to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium.
The former Premier League champions appointed Shakespeare as the new boss following the shock sacking of Ranieri. Shakespeare was the interim manager for the Foxes.
But he impressed everyone as he pulled the side back to safety, as they were lying in the relegation zone when he joined. But the Foxes won 7 out of last 13 games under his charge and secured a 12th place finish in the league.
The Foxes were good in Europe as they reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Leicester City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said:
“Craig has shown all the qualities in leadership, motivation and talent management that are required to be successful in this role.”
He also added
“Those qualities, aligned with his first class coaching acumen, his knowledge of Leicester City and its philosophy, and the respect he has earned at every level of the Club make him the ideal choice to help take us forward.”
Shakespeare also seems very excited about the extension as he said:
“This is a really exciting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career and to continue to work with a club and a group of staff I’ve grown extremely close to.
“I’m grateful to the owners and the Board of Directors for their continued faith and support.”
But things will only get tougher for Shakespeare as numerous Leicester players are linked with other clubs and may move away from the King Power stadium. Shakespeare’s biggest challenge will be in deciding these player’s future as he will not want to see his key players moving away from Leicester.