Super Eagles stars Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa will work with a new manager henceforth as Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday has been sacked as Leicester City’s manager just four months after taking charge of the club on full time basis.
Leicester drew their last game 1-1 against West Brom last night. The Foxes currently sit on the 18th spot in the table following poor performances this season. In the eight games they have played this season, Leicester have managed only a single win and a disappointing 6 points.
As per a Daily Mail report, Shakespeare was today called in a meeting where the board told him about his future with the club. The Thai owners were quick to react to the club’s poor run and they have acted. The Foxes had some positives under the current manager in their Carabao Cup campaign where they won their second and third round clashes comfortably against Sheffield United and Liverpool respectively.
The 53-year-old had joined Leicester in 2011 as an assistant to Nigel Pearson and remained in the role when Claudio Ranieri took charge in 2015.
Shakespeare was an important part of that core group which master planned Leicester’s meteoric rise. After Ranieri’s departure in February 2016, the English had helped Leicester reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2016-17. Later before the start of the season, he was named as the manager and was handed a contract of 3 years. Four months down under and he has been expelled from the top post.
“We’ve probably had more possession tonight than we’ve had in most of our previous games. We spoke at half-time about moving the ball quicker and not letting them have that deep set-block because West Brom are very, very resilient and hard to break down,” Shakespeare said after the 1-1 draw against West Brom last night.
Leicester City with the sacking have made their intentions clear of not settling for anything less than a respectable position in the league. Claudio Ranieri’s sacking had come as a shock to many last season as he was largely credited for transforming a low key Foxes side into a sturdy attacking unit. Despite winning the league and fighting well in the Champions League the Italian had to make way for Shakespeare.