English Premiership

Foxes 'to keep faith with Shakespeare'

2017-03-08 10:02
Craig Shakespeare (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Leicester will reportedly offer caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare the job until the end of the season, after a promising start to his tenure.

Shakespeare has been a part of the Foxes' coaching staff for eight years, having first worked as Nigel Pearson's assistant and then for Claudio Ranieri.

The 53-year-old was put in charge of first-team affairs following Ranieri's sacking last month, and has recorded back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Hull in his first two games at the helm.

The Premier League champions have held informal talks with former England manager Roy Hodgson about taking over the reins, but they are set to keep faith with Shakespeare, according to BBC Radio Leicester.

Caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare previously said he was ready to take on the role full-time after overseeing an impressive 3-1 win against Liverpool in his first game.

Shakespeare will be seeking a third win on the spin when his side travel to the capital to take on West Ham on March 18.

Kick off is at 17:00.

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