Leicester City Sack Boss Craig Shakespeare After Nightmare Start To The Season

The English Premier League club are languishing in the relegation zone with just one win from their opening eight fixtures.

Craig Shakespeare has presided over a poor start to the campaign

Craig Shakespeare has been axed as Leicester City boss following a poor start to the new campaign, according to reports.

The English Premier League club are languishing in the relegation zone with just one win from their opening eight fixtures.

And a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday appears to have been the last straw for the club’s hierarchy.

Shakespeare landed the Foxes job on a full-time basis following a successful spell in caretaker charge after the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri.

However, he has followed Ranieri out of the door, according to our colleagues at The Mirror .

Shakespeare leaves the King Power after 26 games at the helm.

Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri
Shakespeare had replaced title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri 

Leicester have won 11 games since Shakespeare took over from Ranieri in February, drawing six and losing the other nine.

However, they have endured a torrid time this term and Foxes chiefs have decided to wield the axe.

Riyad Mahrez’s late equaliser rescued a point against West Brom as their home hoodoo against the Baggies continued.

Shakespeare said on Monday night: “We’ve probably had more possession tonight than we’ve had in most of our previous games.

“We spoke at half-time about moving the ball quicker and not letting them have that deep set-block because West Brom are very, very resilient and hard to break down.

“When you go 1-0 down at home and you’re after that win, the strength of character of the players showed. We had the chances to win the game but it ultimately left us a bit open because of our endeavour to try to win the game.”

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