Leicester City: Craig Shakespeare expects to discover fate in days


Craig Shakespeare says he expects to be told within days whether he will remain as Leicester manager.

The 53-year-old signed a deal until the end of the season when he replaced Claudio Ranieri in February.

He steered last season’s Premier League champions away from relegation danger and also led the Foxes to the Champions League quarter-finals.

“I expect it in the following days after Sunday,” he said. “Of course, in my head, I have ideas on that.”

Shakespeare’s contract as assistant manager – the position he held under Ranieri – runs beyond June and he would revert back to that position if nothing is finalised by then. He did, however, attend a meeting about player transfers last week.

Regarding his involvement in summer deals, he said: “I think that’s the head of recruitment and the director of football’s job to deal with that and I’m fairly optimistic and pleased with how far they’ve got.”

Leicester are 11th in the league and finish the season with two games at the King Power Stadium – Tottenham are the visitors on Thursday (kick-off 19:45 BST), followed by Bournemouth on Sunday (15:00).


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