Date: 17th October 2017 at 6:36pm
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Leicester City have this evening confirmed that Craig Shakespeare has parted company with the club.

With only one win this season and four losses in the Premier League, last night’s draw with West Bromwich Albion was the final straw for our boardroom who have again shown their ruthlessness in jettisoning the manager.

Earlier this afternoon news broke that Shakespeare had been sacked, a short time ago this was now confirmed by Leicester City themselves.

A statement on lcfc.com explained that Michael Appleton would now take charge of the first team on a caretaker basis, assisted by coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler as we look to the weekend’s game with Swansea City.

Vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha explained.

‘Craig has been a great servant to Leicester City – during his spells as an Assistant Manager and since taking over as Manager in challenging circumstances in February. His dedication to the Club and to his work has been absolute and the contribution he made to the most successful period in Leicester City history is considerable.’

His statement went on to say.

‘However, our early promise under Craig`s management has not been consistently evident in the months since and the Board feels that, regrettably, a change is necessary to keep the Club moving forward – consistent with the long-term expectations of our supporters, Board and owners. Craig is and will remain a very popular, respected figure at Leicester City and will be welcome back at King Power Stadium in future, both professionally and as a friend of the Club.’

A new manager search is obviously underway and the statement ended by saying no further comment would be given until an appropriate time on that front.

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