Influential duo Walsh and Shakespeare ‘commit’ future to Leicester

Date published: Wednesday 18th May 2016 4:59

Steve Walsh: Instrumental in signing the likes of Jamie Vardy

Head of recruitment Steve Walsh and assistant manager Craig Shakespeare are understood to have signed new contracts with Leicester.

The pair have been in talks with the club for several weeks and Press Association Sport understands they have now put pen to paper on the deals, which are thought to run until the summer of 2018.

Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri had said he was keen to see improved contracts for the two men, who have been instrumental in both Leicester’s return to the top flight and this season’s remarkable Premier League title success.

Walsh and his scouting team have unearthed gems such as Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante while Shakespeare has played a pivotal role in maintaining the bond between the players and staff following last summer’s departure of former manager Nigel Pearson.

Shakespeare and Walsh have been on the coaching staff at Leicester since November 2011.

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