Leicester City supporters in the Transfer Tavern were again left frustrated by their side after seeing the Foxes only muster a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom on Monday night, a result which leaves the 2015/16 Premier League champions in the bottom three.
The Midlands outfit went into their clash with the Baggies having won just one of their opening seven league matches, and they looked on course for a fifth defeat of the campaign and third in a row at the King Power Stadium when Nacer Chadli’s fine free-kick left Kasper Schmeichel helpless midway through the second half. However, the Foxes responded through Riyad Mahrez ten minutes from time, although they were unable to get the winner which would have moved them out of the relegation zone, and may well have kept manager Craig Shakespeare in a job.
And that’s because reports this afternoon suggest that the 53-year-old has been sacked as Leicester boss after just seven months in charge at the King Power Stadium, in which time he helped the club avoid relegation from the Premier League by winning seven of his 13 games in charge at the rear end of last term, be it temporarily or permanently.
However, a poor start to this season, in which they sit third-bottom having picked up just six points from their opening eight games, has forced the Leicester hierarchy to act and part company with Shakespeare, in news which has unsurprisingly stimulated quite a reaction from Foxes supporters on Twitter.
And it’s fair to say that many aren’t overly surprised by the club’s decision…
Shakespeare gone? thought a point last night might have saved him but we are utterly uninspiring at the mo so perhaps right choice #lcfc
— Jen (@jenniferann1983) October 17, 2017
Seem Shakespeare has gone. Im not gutted to be honest. It was probably coming. Real question is who replaces him? I have no idea #LCFC
— Adam Voce (@adamvoce) October 17, 2017
Shakespeare gone already then… Not shocked to be fair, We’ve been awful! #LCFC
— Scott Smith (@scottsmith_4) October 17, 2017
— Jon Wright (@j_awright) October 17, 2017
Reports that Shakespeare has been sacked. Not surprised. But sad to see it happen. #LCFC
— WTFox (@WTFox1884) October 17, 2017
Anybody who’s watched the majority of our performances this season, can’t be surprised Shakespeare’s been sacked #lcfc
— Johnny (@Johnny_Buckley) October 17, 2017
I wanted the Shakespeare appointment to work but it was evident early on that he was a man clearly out of his depth #lcfc
— Ben Adams (@benadams79) October 17, 2017
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Agree Shakespeare was out of his depth but I sincerely hope the #LCFC board have a plan. Imagine Appleton will leave as well.
— Josh Phillips (@ChopperPhillips) October 17, 2017