Breaking: Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester after miserable start to the season

Breaking: Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester after miserable start to the season

Leicester City Football Club have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare after their very disappointing start to the season.

The Foxes, Leicester have won just one of their first eight Premier League games of the season, and are languishing in 18th place.

They came from behind to draw 1-1 at West Brom on Monday, but that has seemingly done little to appease the board. Daniel Storey was uninspired after watching the game, to be fair.

Shakespeare landed the Foxes job on a full-time basis following a successful spell in caretaker charge following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester subsequently finished 12th with improved performances in the latter months of the campaign, leading to him to be rewarded with a three-year contract in June.

However, a rocky run of results – in which they failed to defeat Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth and West Brom – led the Foxes board to take action against the 53-year-old.

Speaking after his appointment as permanent boss, Shakespeare 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.’

‘Our preparations for pre-season and the new Premier League campaign have been on-going for some time, but we can now move on with certainty and ensure we are well equipped to compete at the levels now expected of a club like Leicester City.’

Shakespeare was given money to spend during the summer transfer window, bringing in the likes of Harry Maguire for £17million and Kelechi Iheanacho for £25m.

However, Leicester’s form has been disappointing, with their only top-flight win coming against new boys Brighton in August.

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