Leicester to offer manager's job to Craig Shakespeare until end of season

Since Shakespeare took charge, the Foxes have edged away from relegation and is currently sitting in 15th place.

Craig Shakespeare, caretaker manager of Leicester City gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Hull City at The King Power Stadium.   -  Getty Images

Premier League leader Leicester City has reportedly offered caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare the manager's job until the end of the season after back-to-back 3-1 wins under Shakespeare against Liverpool and fellow struggler Hull. Shakespeare was Claudio Ranieri's assistant and was put in temporary charge of Leicester after the Italian was sacked last month.

Since Shakespeare took charge, the Foxes have edged away from relegation and is currently sitting in 15th place.

And according to the Guardian, the 53-year-old has now been offered the job at the King Power stadium until the end of the season.

Shakespeare has never managed full-time, but has been assistant to Ranieri and his predecessor Nigel Pearson.

The Foxes reportedly opted for him over a host of other candidates, including former England manager Roy Hodgson.

Leicester's next game is against Sevilla at home in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

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