Sports / Other Sports / 

Craig Shakespeare retains Leicester job until end of season

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Craig Shakespeare will remain in charge of Leicester until the end of the season, tasked with keeping the ailing champions in the Premier League following Claudio Ranieri's firing.

Shakespeare has won both league games since being promoted from assistant coach last month, steering Leicester three points clear of the relegation zone. Ranieri was dismissed despite delivering the title last season in one of the biggest upsets witnessed in sports.

Shakespeare's next game is on Tuesday in the Champions League, with Leicester 2-1 down to Sevilla in the Round of 16.

Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha says Shakespeare has "initiated the type of positive response that we hoped change would bring, showing great leadership qualities and composure under considerable pressure to produce two very important results."

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast