After a disappointing 1-1 draw with West Brom, Leicester City extended their winless streak to six games. The draw leaves the Foxes rooted in the relegation zone with only 6 points from 8 games. It’s not good enough and the financial demands of the Premier League have forced Leicester’s owners to take swift action. Craig Shakespeare was the man that steered the ship when Claudio Ranieri was sacked last season, however, now his honeymoon period is over and reality has finally sunk in.
Here are 3 replacements for Craig Shakespeare at Leicester City.
The former Newcastle & Crystal Palace manager is currently in the unemployment line, but he deserves so much more. Everywhere he’s gone he’s excelled and been unlucky not to have kept his previous jobs. The 56-year-old has relatively been in charge of mid-table to small teams but he’s always prided himself on setting up in an offensive manner.
He wants his wingers to stay wide and high up the pitch, whilst overloading the middle of the pitch. Most managers in his position set up in low-blocks, looking to strike on the counter. He does the opposite, he wants to attack from the first minute, putting the other team under pressure straightaway.
In Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton and Jamie Vardy, Pardew would have three players who fit into his attacking philosophy perfectly. The 56-year-old might not take Leicester to the heights that Claudio Ranieri did, but he could certainly keep them up this season.