The 2015-16 title winners have parted ways with the coach with the Foxes sat 18th in the Premier League table

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare following a run of one win in eight Premier League matches this season, according to reports.

The Daily Mail state that Shakespeare was relieved of his duties at the King Power Stadium at a meeting on Tuesday following a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday.

Shakespeare took over from Claudio Ranieri when the Italian was sacked in February with Leicester in the midst of a relegation battle and rumours of a dressing room revolt.

Leicester, shock title winners the season before, subsequently finished 12th with improved performances in the latter months of the campaign, leading to Shakespeare being rewarded with a three-year contract in June.

However, a rocky run of results – in which they failed to defeat Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth and West Brom – led the Foxes board to take action against the 53-year-old.

Two of their three victories this season had come in the Carabao Cup, where Leicester have reached the fourth round, and they are placed 18th out of 20 in the league table.

Shakespeare had been assistant manager at Leicester for six years before transitioning into caretaker when Ranieri departed.


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