Craig Shakespeare appointed Leicester manager until the end of the season after replacing sacked Claudio Ranieri

Craig Shakespeare has been named Leicester manager until the end of the season.

The club’s former assistant boss led the Foxes to wins over Liverpool and Hull after taking over as caretaker manager when Claudio Ranieri was sacked last month.

And he has been handed the reigns on a permanent basis, starting with Tuesday night’s Champions League last-16 second-leg clash with Sevilla.

The club’s vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Craig’s skills as a coach and the high regard in which he is held by everyone the Club were well known to us. We always knew the team would be in good hands when we asked him to take charge a fortnight ago.

Shakespeare has led the Foxes to two wins from two games
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Christian Fuchs celebrates scoring against Hull
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“He has initiated the type of positive response that we hoped change would bring, showing great leadership qualities and composure under considerable pressure to produce two very important results. We have asked him to continue to lead the team this season and we are very happy that he has accepted.”

Shakespeare has been at the club since 2008 when he was appointed as Nigel Pearson’s No.2.

He spent a season with Hull in 2010 before returning to the King Power Stadium the following year.

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