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Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester City after only four months in charge

Leicester: Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester City after only four months in permanent charge of the club following the Foxes' 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion. Leicester dropped into the bottom three with that result, two points adrift of safety and the club's Thai owners have acted quickly, despite only eight games being played of the season so far. Shakespeare was called into a meeting on Tuesday following the game on Monday night to be informed of the decision after a disappointing run of just the one win in 10 games. The 53-year-old joined Leicester in 2011, for his second spell as assistant manager at the club, along with Nigel Pearson and remained in the role when Claudio Ranieri took over in 2016. He was a key part of the group who won the Premier League that year and took over from the Italian when he was sacked the following February, keeping the job on an initial temporary basis until the end of the season. He was then named permanent boss in the summer, signing a three-year deal, but has now been sacked four months later.
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