Leicester players want Shakespeare as long-term boss

Posted March 14, 2017

Remember Claudio Ranieri? The man who penned the most romantic story in soccer's annals by making Leicester City English champions and who walked away from Sevilla's stadium last month believing he could write another in the Champions League.

However they will have to cope without £13million summer signing Mendy, who has been ruled out of the match due to a knee problem.

Danny Drinkwater says the Leicester City players would love to see Craig Shakespeare given the manager's job beyond the end of the season.

"We have massive games coming up, we have to focus on that".

Shakespeare joined Leicester as assistant to then manager Nigel Pearson in 2008, spending a season with Hull City in 2010/11 before the Srivaddhanaprabha family brought him back to the club as part of Pearson's reappointment in 2011.

The match is live in the United Kingdom on BT Sport 2.

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The new boss at the King Power Stadium has 11 games left to guide the Foxes away from the relegation zone, with Leicester five points above the bottom three. "The team (Leicester) are now back to being as risky as they were a year ago".

"The side that came to Sanchez Pizjuan, there was a bit more confusion".

The stirring nature of the performance had all the hallmarks of their title-winning displays as they ruthlessly picked off the Reds on the break, with two-goal Jamie Vardy to the fore once again.

The Spanish outfit, which travels to the King Power stadium holding a 2-1 advantage from the opening leg on February 28, has drawn its last two games, including 1-1 on Saturday at relegation-threatened Leganes to drop to third in La Liga.

Can we now assume that the team that takes the field on Tuesday night will be the one that re-wrote the Premier League history books with one of sport's greatest ever fairytales? However, the Italian's departure looks to have galvanised the squad, with two home wins picked up from their last two outings.