Shakespeare ‘set to be handed Leicester reins’

Date published: Tuesday 7th March 2017 2:53

Craig Shakespeare: Proud of Leicester

Craig Shakespeare looks set to be named as Leicester City manager until the end of the season, according to reports on Tuesday.

Claudio Ranieri’s former assistant stepped in when the Italian was surprisingly sacked, and Shakespeare has since overseen two victories as the Foxes impressed in wins over Liverpool and Hull to halt their alarming slump in form.

Shakespeare has been clear in his desire to step into the manager’s job, and it is claimed the club’s owners will offer him the chance to prove himself until the end of the current campaign.

The Guardian’s football writer, Stuart James, reports Shakespeare has been given the role, while BBC Leicester says the 53-year-old, who is currently in Dubai with his squad, will get the job for the remainder of the season.

Asked about his job prospects following Saturday’s win over Hull, Shakespeare said: “I am comfortable. We have a few days away now. I have been kept informed. I am told we will have a chat at the end of next week.

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