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Leicester sack Craig Shakespeare after draw at home to West Brom keeps them in the relegation zone

The Foxes have won just one of their opening eight Premier League games

Bad news for anyone who bought a Craig Shakespeare/Tony Pulis half and half scarf last night…

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The former has been sacked following Leicester’s one-one draw with West Brom at home on Monday night.

The Foxes have won just one of their opening eight Premier League games and Shakespeare has paid the ultimate price.

Six points from eight games leaves them in the relegation zone, now just one win ahead of struggling Crystal Palace.


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Bye bye, Shakey

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Bye bye, Shakey

The days of Claudio Ranieri’s title-winning heroics seem a long way in the past and the club’s owners have acted quickly after a stuttering start to the season.

Leicester’s next game comes away to Swansea on Saturday before they host Leeds in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

As it stands assistant manager Michael Appleton is likely to step in as caretaker manager until they find a permanent replacement.

He loves…

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He loves…

Holding two balls…

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Holding two balls…

Under his arms

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Under his arms

Shakespeare held the job for four months after replacing Ranieri on a permanent basis.

The 53-year-old has the distinct pleasure of being one of only three other managers in Premier League history (along with Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola) to have won their first five league games in charge.

Among the bookies’ favourites to be employed as next manager at the King Power are Roberto Mancini, Guus Hiddink, Gary Rowett, Alan Pardew and Nigel Pearson.


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