Premier League Logo
Craig Shakespeare

Manager Profile


Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
  • Status
  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Liverpool (h),
    27 February 2017, Won 3 - 1

Manager Bio

Craig Shakespeare was the manager of Leicester City, after succeeding Claudio Ranieri.

Following a playing career in midfield for Walsall, Sheffield Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United and non-league football, Shakespeare remained in football.

Born in Birmingham, he joined West Brom after retiring from playing as a Community Officer before becoming an academy coach and then Reserve Team Coach in 2006.

In October 2006, Shakespeare took charge of a 2-0 victory for the Baggies over Crystal Palace in the Championship following the departure of Tony Mowbray and his assistant Nigel Pearson.

Pearson recruited Shakespeare as his assistant at Leicester in 2008 before the pair moved to Hull City for a brief time.

A return to Leicester with Pearson happened in November 2011 and Shakespeare remained as Assistant Manager when Ranieri was appointed prior to the 2015/16 season.

Ranieri and Shakespeare then led the club to a maiden Premier League title in their first season together.

Shakespeare initially took temporary charge of the Foxes following the departure of Ranieri in February 2017, before being given the role until the end of the season in March.

Leicester finished the 2016/17 season in 12th position, which led to Shakespeare being awarded with a three-year contract on 8 June 2017.

A tough start to the next Premier League campaign led to Shakespeare departing the King Power Stadium in October 2017.

  • Craig Shakespeare, Leicester
  • Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City
  • Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City
  • Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City
  • Arsenal v Leicester City
  • Leicester City 2-0 Stoke City
  • West Ham v Leicester
  • West Ham v Leicester

Latest Club News

Latest Club Videos

Cookies on

The Premier League website employs cookies to make our website work and improve your user experience. Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website. You may disable these but this may affect website functionality. Non-essential cookies help us improve the functionality of our website by collecting information and reporting on your use of the website as well as improving your user experience. You can manage your cookie settings and switch off non-essential cookies via the “Manage Settings” below.

Manage Settings
I accept cookies from this site