West Ham United v Leicester City - Premier League - London Stadium - 18/3/17 Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare gestures Reuters / Peter Nicholls Livepic
Cairo - 8 June 2017: Leicester City penned a three-year contract with interim manager Craig Shakespeare Thursday, giving him the permanent manager position. According to the Guardian, the contract reflects the club’s faith in the manager.
The 53-year-old manager had his first experience with being the first man on the bench last year after former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked.
“This is a really exciting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career," Shakespeare said, according to the club’s Twitter account.
Shakespeare managed to get the team back on track after Ranieri’s unsatisfying performance landed the team 12th in the Champions League table.
In Europe, Craig took Leicester to the Champions League quarterfinal for the first time. The team lost against Atletico Madrid.
Shakespeare was not a well-known player in his younger days, having played in the lower divisions in England. He started his managerial career in 2006 with West Bromich Albion’s reserve team and he managed the first team for one match as a caretaker manager.
He worked as an assistant manager for nine years in Hull City and Leicester City until he became interim coach for the team last year.
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