Date: 8th June 2017 at 6:44pm
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As expected, earlier this evening Leicester City announced Craig Shakespeare as our permanent manager.

Having replaced Claudio Ranieri towards the end of last season, keeping Leicester in the Premier League was an achieved aim for our former assistant manager and with talks ongoing during the summer so far, it was always expected he would be given the reins on a permanent basis – it was just a matter of when.

Today saw final talks and negotiations finalised and Shakey becomes our permanent manager following his ‘until the end of the season’ arrangement in February.

The 53 year old has signed a three year deal and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha told lcfc.com.

‘Craig has shown all the qualities in leadership, motivation and talent management that are required to be successful in this role. Those qualities, aligned with his first class coaching acumen, his knowledge of Leicester City and its philosophy, and the respect he has earned at every level of the Club make him the ideal choice to help take us forward.’

Adding.

‘Our primary objective for the coming years is to successfully translate the extraordinary experiences of the last two seasons into lessons that will strengthen and enhance the Club`s pursuit of its long-term vision of sustainable success. Continuity is among the key elements to making such a process work. Over the last nine years, Craig has built a unique insight into the catalysts for success at Leicester City, its impact on our personnel and the conditions needed to ensure its longevity.’

Shakespeare himself said at the announcement.

‘This is a really exciting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career and to continue to work with a club and a group of staff I`ve grown extremely close to. I`m grateful to the owners and the Board of Directors for their continued faith and support. Our preparations for pre-season and the new Premier League campaign have been on-going for some time, but we can now move on with certainty and ensure we are well equipped to compete at the levels now expected of a club like Leicester City.’

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