Leicester City has appointed the 53 year old Craig Shakespeare as the club’s permanent manager on a three-year deal after impressing as caretaker boss last season.
Shakespeare replaced the sacked Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester to their breathtaking win in the Premier League title in the 2015-16 campaign.
Although the fox ended their season without a single win in their last three games, Shakespeare was able to win eight of the remaining 16 Premier League games in charge as a caretaker.
Although Shakespeare led the fox to the Champions League quarter-finals, where they were beaten narrowly by Atletico Madrid, on an aggregate score of 2-1.
“This is an awesome opportunity for me to continue this new journey in my career and to always work with the club and staff that I have grown very close with,” said Shakespeare.
“I thank the owners and the board of directors for their continued support and faith.
“Shakespeare has proven his quality as a leader and motivator, and have shown strong character of management that will propel the club to success,” said Srivaddhanaprabha.
“Our main focus will be on trying to transform our extraordinary experiences of the last two seasons into lessons that will give us an edge in our club’s pursuit for a long-term goal of sustainable success. Improving the club is among the main elements required to continue working hard to take the club to a greater height.
“Over the past years now, Shakespeare has gone to create an awesome insight into the pursuit for success at Leicester City, and he also has an influence on our staff and has the necessary ability to take the club forward.
Shakespeare’s appointment did not come as a surprise as he was also backed by Claudio Ranieri after the latter was unceremoniously sacked towards the end of last season.