Leicester have announced this afternoon that intern boss Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year deal with the club to become Leicester’s new permanent manager after the brutal sacking of Claudio Ranieri. The deal was done after a meeting with the club owners this afternoon.

Shakespeare was given the job on a temporary basis in February after the departure of Ranieri.

‘This is a really exiting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career’

Shakespeare won 8 of his 16 games in charge and guided the Foxes to the Champions League quarter-finals.

As reigning champions, Leicester was only one point off the relegation zone with 13 league games remaining when Ranieri departed the club.

Shakespeare picked up 23 points in the league including winning all of his fist five league games in charge to guide the Foxes to a 14th place finish.

Leicester beat Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League but were knocked out in the quarter-finals by a strong Atletico Madrid side.

Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said of the appointment of Shakespeare;

‘Craig has shown all the qualities in leadership, motivation and talent management that is required to be successful in this role’

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