Not To Be, That Is The Answer: Leicester City Sack Craig Shakespeare Just Four Months Into Permanent Tenure

Chris Wright

17th, October 2017

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Looks like that half-and-half scarf was the final straw. Leicester City have sacked Craig Shakespeare as manager with the club lingering down in the Premier League relegation zone.

No official line has been forthcoming from the Foxes themselves as yet, but Matt Lawton, the Daily Mail’s chief football scribe, seems fairly adamant…

And with that, just four months after being handed the reigns on a permanent three-year contract, Shakespeare exits stage right. Stepping into Claudio Ranieri’s wake, he did wrest control and keep them in the Premier League last season though, so it’s not like he didn’t make a significant contribution.

However, with performances dipping and results beginning to slide – Leicester have won just one of their last 10 league matches – it looks like Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his cronies have made a preemptive strike.

Here’s hoping Shakespeare doesn’t become one of those flash-in-the-pan caretakers who instantly feels entitled to walk into each and every top flight vacancy from hereon out **cough Tim Sherwood cough cough**.

Carlo Ancelotti is free. Just saying.

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  1. Archer says:

    Clearly, as fans and outsiders, we don’t have visibility of the inner workings of these football clubs. Despite that, why is it though, that Club Chairmen can never see appointments such as these are only ever going to end in tears (De Boer at Palace another prime example, Bob Bradley at Swansea etc etc).

    Ancelotti is a good shout for next one in, mind…

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