Craig Shakespeare: I’m ready for Leicester job – Ranieri’s assistant

Posted on Feb 28 2017 - 6:08am by admin

Leicester City's caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare (L) instructs defender Danny Simpson before their English Premier League match against Liverpool, at King Power Stadium in Leicester, on February 27, 2017

Shakespeare used to be promoted from his position as assistant following Claudio Ranieri's sensational dismissal last Thursday.

Leicester metropolis caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said he was ready to take on the role full-time after overseeing an outstanding 3-1 win against Liverpool in his first sport.

Shakespeare was once promoted from his function as assistant following Claudio Ranieri‘s sensational dismissal ultimate Thursday, nine months on from Leicester’s 5,000-1 most desirable League title triumph.

Leicester appeared a team reborn in Monday’s game, prevailing through Jamie Vardy‘s first-1/2 double and a candy Danny Drinkwater strike, and Shakespeare stated the expertise had whetted his appetite.

"Do i think i am in a position to it? yes. Does it faze me? No," he told newshounds at the King power Stadium when asked if he wished the job.

"nevertheless it’s the house owners who make a decision and they’ll do their diligence and look. i think it’s going to take its course.

"they will sit down down and i’ll attempt to prepare the workforce as rightly as i will for Hull unless instructed in any other case."

Ranieri may have gone, however Leicester’s trustworthy showed the a lot-cherished 65-12 months-outdated Italian he is probably not forgotten.

several fanatics brandished banners thanking him and there used to be a coordinated smartphone gentle exhibit in his honour within the 65th minute, accompanied with the aid of chants of his title.

requested what Ranieri would have product of Leicester’s dramatic return to kind, Shakespeare replied: "knowing Claudio, he’ll say, ‘that is soccer’.

"He mentioned that to me on Thursday night and jogged my memory of that on Friday morning.

"The performance you noticed tonight, I saw it against Man city (who Leicester beat 4-2 in December). now we have carried out it, but no longer frequently sufficient."

Leicester, who host 2d-backside Hull city on Saturday, had misplaced their previous 5 league games and were the remaining crew in Europe’s 5 major leagues to find the net in 2017.

Vardy broke an eight-recreation private purpose drought within the 29th minute, haring onto Marc Albrighton’s through ball ahead of tucking a shot past Simon Mignolet.

Drinkwater slammed in Leicester’s 2nd with a searing 25-yard shot and Vardy headed in a 3rd intention ahead of Philippe Coutinho diminished the arrears with 21 minutes ultimate.

Inconsistency makes ‘no sense’

The weekend’s results had seen Leicester slip into the bottom three, however they leapt up to 15th situation, two points clear of the relegation zone.

Liverpool would have gone 1/3 with victory, but they continue to be in fifth position and now trail leaders Chelsea with the aid of 14 factors.

overwhelmed supervisor Jurgen Klopp stated his avid gamers had been informed to predict an "emotional" display from Leicester and said there was once no excuse for the passivity of their display.

"We knew how Leicester would play: return to their roots," mentioned the German, whose facet welcome fourth-location Arsenal to Anfield on Saturday.

"We can have done a lot better. We allow them to be the Leicester of ultimate yr — that is our fault.

"We should get criticised. This inconsistency makes completely no experience."

Liverpool have won most effective two and lost six of their 12 games in 2017 and Klopp regular both he and his gamers were now below heavy scrutiny.

"we all play for our future, myself incorporated," he said.

"We get judged every day, especially on in shape days and of course performances have influences on these items.

"i do not think they (the players) are not so good as i believed they have been, but i believe they need my assist extra to indicate it per week.

"after we lose, i believe most responsible because i am. i hope i use all the time the word ‘we’ and no longer ‘they’ or ‘the avid gamers’ as a result of i’m involved on this.

"it’s no longer the second to make assessments like this, particularly not in public. however to say the truth, and i try to say the truth as regularly as that you can imagine, dangerous performances do not assist any one, which is clear."

Liverpool had been without captain Jordan Henderson as a result of a bruised foot and Klopp said the britain midfielder was not going to be fit to face Arsenal at the weekend.

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