Leicester boss Shakespeare sacked after poor start to season

After a poor start to the season, Craig Shakespeare has been sacked as Leicester City manager.

The 53-year-old was sacked yesterday (Tues, Oct 17) after failing to win any of their last six games in the league and only four months after signing a three year deal with the club.

Poor results have left the Foxes languishing in the bottom three, and the Leicester ownership have taken a chance by sacking Shakespeare, who took over the team last season. After Claudio Ranieri was sacked, Shakespeare took the Foxes to 12th place in the Premier League, avoiding relegation.

However, after only one league win so far this season, the club is now looking for his replacement.

Connor McDonagh, a Leicester City fan, was pleased with the move. He said: ”Honestly, I am delighted with the decision.

“I was never a fan of his when he took over from Claudio Ranieri back in February and I am not a fan now.

“He certainly benefited from the players liking him and the ‘new manager syndrome’ was clear to see. But once that wore off, it was clear to see he wasn’t cut out to be a Premier League manager.

“Some of his subs, tactical decisions were strange (bringing on a striker when leading against Arsenal) and our play style has been utterly horrendous with no clear pattern of play.”

Connor was however concerned that there are other issues within Leicester City. He added: “’There’s other issues within the club that need sorting such as the recruitment and DOF, but overall, it’s a decision I welcome from the owners.”

Former Oxford United boss Michael Appleton will take temporary charge of the Foxes, starting with his first game on Saturday against Swansea City.

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