Leicester City Ready to Appoint Craig Shakespeare as Permanent Foxes Manager

Leicester City Ready to Appoint Craig Shakespeare as Permanent Foxes Manager

Craig Shakespeare deserves to be handed the Leicester City job full-time, according to former Foxes star Tony Cottee.

Despite a remarkable upturn in form since Shakespeare replaced sacked Claudio Ranieri - Leicester won five straight Premier League games and reached the Champions League quarter-finals - they can finish no higher than eighth in the final table. The end of the season is Sunday, so after that.

The Foxes now have only 16 senior players available for selection ahead of the visit of Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur to the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.

He said: "Robert [Huth] and Kingy [Andy King] have a chance for the last game, but I won't put any pressure on Wes [Morgan]".

"As a team, and individually, we play better when we're all enjoying things and that gets the best out of each and every one of us."I don't know what will be set as a target next season, no one knows that. I think that's the head of recruitment and the director of football's job to deal with that and I'm fairly optimistic and pleased with how far they've got with that".

Midfielder Andy King has also been ruled-out due to a hamstring problem sustained in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Shakespeare also went into specific details about the set-backs suffered by his players and when he expects each to be back in action. "I think there's nothing wrong with ambition, whether that be from a player, a manager or a coach".

"It is for discussion". We do practice penalties, I am a believer you have to be of a good mindset to take them.

'With Riyad he never shys away and he has to take a bit of credit for that.