Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare with Foxes in relegation zone
Shakespeare was shown the door (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Leicester City have sacked Craig Shakespeare after just eight months in charge, with the Foxes currently in the relegation zone.

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The Englishman took over as manager following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking in February, despite the Italian guiding them to the Premier League title just a season before, and he guided them to a 12th place finish.

But he has now been given his marching orders after just one win in his opening eight matches in the 2017/18 season.

A draw at home to West Brom was seemingly the final straw, and after four losses already this campaign, he has been given the axe.

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The 53-year-old took over on a caretaker basis at the end of last season and he was only named as the permanent man in charge in June.

But Leicester bosses will be seeking a new man to lead the club forward after ending his stay at the King Power Stadium.

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