Leicester sack Shakespeare four months after his appointment

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked as manager of Leicester City, four months after his appointment.

The Foxes have won just once in eight Premier League games this season and the club decided to part with Shakespeare less than 24 hours after a 1-1 draw with West Brom.

The 53-year-old is understood to have been told of the decision in a meeting this morning.

Shakespeare had assisted Claudio Ranieri during the Premier League title triumph in 2015-16 and then succeeded him as caretaker boss in February.

After steering the Foxes away from trouble to finish in 12th place last season, he was given the job permanently in June.

The Foxes spent around £60m on new players in the summer, including £25m on striker Kelechi Iheanacho and £15m on Sevilla’s skipper Vincent Iborra.

However, they sold key player Danny Drinkwater and failed to replace him with Adrien Silva by missing the transfer deadline by 14 seconds.

The poor run of results mean Leicester find themselves in the bottom three, two points from safety. Shakespeare needed the support of the club’s executive team and the players to step up to the mark.

However, it will now be up to someone else to try haul the team out of danger, with Swansea next on Saturday before Leicester host Everton on October 29.

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