Craig Shakespeare sacked, in the best interest of the club ?
DATE: 17.10.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
After last nights
performance I thought, give this set up a chance and give them time
to run things into a team and formula that works well for the club
This was the first league game with Iborra,
Iheanacho and Maguire all starting, and the way City played made me
feel comfortable about this and that it would turn fortunes and get
But as with Ranieri, when we all thought things were turning to the
better, the axe was there and now out with Shakespeare only four
months into his new life as manager. What a brutal decission to
The total group of people, running first team affairs at City in the
last 10 years or so, are shipped out. This will of course be a blow
for the continuitiy of things, but as always in the best interest of
the club ?
TCF never or will ever say that sacking Claudio Ranieri was the best
decission. To sack Shakespeare is with a mixed feeling, since the
guy is a football coach, growing into something, and if that is
right to do at Premier League level, to grow into something, not
But Shakespeare is a first class coach, but not a real manager type.
He could have grown into one, and might get that chance elsewhere.
He did a grand job taking over after Ranieri, but his start to the
season was a difficult one. Shakespeare never managed to bring any
bonus points from the games against the "giants" in the first games,
despite delivering good performances and players doing well.
The situation with Mahrez and Drinkwater over the summer, and the
way rumours and strange acts by the players, sending in transfer
requests and making it 100 % clear that staying at Leicester was no
option if a bid of acceptance came in.
Sad to see Shakespeare go, rates him highly as a football man and
coach, one of the best in the trade. Sadly his days as manager at
Leicester City is numbered, and the idea of being one, might be to
much to handle for "Shaky".
To see the candidates again listed, the bets coming up and starting
again to think about who is the best for the job is a bit boring.
Roy Hodgson came in at Palace, and two names coming up is Sam
Allardyce and Alan Pardew.
Both are good managers. They are both people with a long life in
management and knows how to work in a club like Leicester City, with
both previous been at Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
As said before sad to Shakespeare leave, thought he would get more
time, the rollercoaster is again running at City, and as long as we
are not getting 70 year old Redknapps and Hodgsons, we just have to
wait and see what will be the outcome.
Another name that has been mentioned is Carlo Ancelotti, but as with
Roberto Mancini, it would be strange to see him take over Leicester
City. But if he does, would be of course one welcomed.
Gary Lineker suggests Claudio Ranieri, but if that happens if would
be a 5000/1.
The club has also officially made a statement,
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