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Leicester part company with Shakespeare

17 Oct 2017
Craig Shakespeare

Manager leaves King Power Stadium after Foxes drop into the bottom three

Leicester City have parted company with manager Craig Shakespeare

The 53-year-old, who took the role on a permanent basis in the summer, had led Leicester to one victory in their eight matches of the campaign. 

Monday night's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion leaves the Foxes in the bottom three with six points. 

Shakespeare had stepped up from his role as assistant manager at King Power Stadium in February after the departure of Claudio Ranieri and guided the 2015/16 champions to a 12th-place finish.

His is the second managerial departure in the Premier League this season, after Frank de Boer, at Crystal Palace.

Michael Appleton, Shakespeare's assistant, will take charge of the first team's Premier League match at Swansea City on Saturday.

See: 'The Board feels change is necessary'

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