Was Craig Shakespeare rightly sacked? And who could replace him?
Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis. This has come after a disappointing draw against West Bromwhich Albion at the weekend which left them in the relegation zone and just 3 points off the bottom of the table. The foxes have not won any of their last 6 league matches.
Leicester faced 4 of last year’s 6 top teams in their opening 7 matches and we’re in dire need of a win on Monday to rejuvenate their poor start to the campaign but failed to do so and had to settle for a point against a well drilled west from side. This has left them with just 6 points from 8 games.
But was he rightly sacked given their testing fixtures from the start? Leicester faced Arsenal , Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in their first 7 games and although they could not come out with a single point from these games , there were some promising signs to take away from these fixtures.
Although a personal opinion , but many will agree that it was indeed a harsh decision to sack a manager who had done relatively well when compared to his compatriots who had much better run of fixtures then Leicester City.
Shakespeare also had a few things going against his will as well. The Drinkwater transfer which he was totally against and the Adrien Silva transfer saga which never happened. This left them a bit short in central midfield and thus the results. Given a few more games , I am sure he would have turned the season around.
Now that Leicester have parted ways with shakespeare , who are the candidates who can replace him at the king power?
Carlo Ancelotti, recently sacked by Bayern Munich, former England manager Sam Allardyce, ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes and former Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew all figure prominently in the betting markets.
Also among the potential candidates are former Oxford boss Michael Appleton, who had been working as Shakespeare’s assistant, Wales manager Chris Coleman and ex-Man City boss Roberto Mancini.