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Everton’s Lukaku halts Leicester revival

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Liverpool (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku scored twice for Everton in a 4-2 victory on Sunday as Craig Shakespeare suffered defeat for the first time since becoming Leicester City manager.

Shakespeare had won all of his first six matches in charge, five of them in the Premier League, since replacing the sacked Claudio Ranieri in February.

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy Seriously Considered Quitting Football Entirely To Become Party Rep In Ibiza

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"£25 gets you entry, two free shots and an hour in the ice bar..."

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has revealed that not so very long ago he had to talk Jamie Vardy out of quitting football entirely.

After finishing as top goalscorer in the Conference Premier whenFleetwood won promotion into the Football League in 2011/12, the Foxes (then of the Championship) took a gamble on signing Vardy, though he initially struggled with the step up and managed a paltry five goals in 29 appearances over the course of 2012/13.

Leicester start beyond wildest dreams: manager Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare admitted even he was surprised after inspiring the champions to the brink of Premier League safety.

Four straight wins for the managerial novice in the league combined with a historic victory in the Champions League have restored smiles and confidence at the King Power Stadium in a remarkable transformation following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester start beyond wildest dreams: manager Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare admitted even he was surprised after inspiring the champions to the brink of Premier League safety.

Four straight wins for the managerial novice in the league combined with a historic victory in the Champions League have restored smiles and confidence at the King Power Stadium in a remarkable transformation following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Hiddink says he turned down Leicester

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London (AFP) – Guus Hiddink says he turned down the opportunity to manage champions Leicester City following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri and instead recommended Craig Shakespeare.

The experienced former Chelsea and Netherlands coach was in the frame to replace Ranieri after the Italian was sacked just nine months after leading Leicester to a shock Premier League title.

Hiddink says he turned down Leicester

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London (AFP) – Guus Hiddink says he turned down the opportunity to manage champions Leicester City following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri and instead recommended Craig Shakespeare.

The experienced former Chelsea and Netherlands coach was in the frame to replace Ranieri after the Italian was sacked just nine months after leading Leicester to a shock Premier League title.

Leicester City: Claudio Ranieri Reveals ‘Bitter Shock’ Of Sacking To Audience Of Prison Inmates

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"King Power, I hate every inch of you"

Claudio Ranieri has spoken of the "shock" he felt after being sacked by Leicester City, less than nine months after winning the Premier League title.

Strangely, Ranieri did so while appearing on stage in front of inmates at the Rebibbia prison on the outskirts of Rome.

Death threats won’t affect Vardy: Southgate

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate says the death threats Jamie Vardy received in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking will not affect the striker in Wednesday’s friendly away to Germany.

In the international’s build-up, Vardy revealed his alleged role in getting Ranieri sacked at Leicester City has earned him death threats.

Death threats won’t affect Vardy: Southgate

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate says the death threats Jamie Vardy received in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking will not affect the striker in Wednesday’s friendly away to Germany.

In the international’s build-up, Vardy revealed his alleged role in getting Ranieri sacked at Leicester City has earned him death threats.

Leicester’s Champions League breakthrough keeps fairytale alive

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – In progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time, Leicester City preserved a golden thread stretching back all the way to last season’s miraculous Premier League title success.

The thread has worn close to breaking in recent weeks, with Leicester’s perilous slide towards the relegation zone costing popular manager Claudio Ranieri his job.

Leicester’s Champions League breakthrough keeps fairytale alive

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – In progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time, Leicester City preserved a golden thread stretching back all the way to last season’s miraculous Premier League title success.

The thread has worn close to breaking in recent weeks, with Leicester’s perilous slide towards the relegation zone costing popular manager Claudio Ranieri his job.

Champions League: Leicester Fans Unfurl Huge Banner Of Craig Shakespeare Riding A Rottweiler (Photo)

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Claudio who? Leicester City fans saluted theirnew hero ahead of last night's Champions League second-legger against Sevilla with an enormous banner unfurled in the stand behind the goal at the King Power Stadium.

It depicted Ranieri's replacement, Craig Shakespeare, fully suited and riding into battleon the back of a giant rottweiler.

Champions League: The Fairytale Continues As Leicester Beat Sevilla To Claim Place In Quarter-Finals (Photos & Videos)

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The fairytale continues for Leicester City after the Premier League champions overturned a first-leg 2-1deficit to beat Sevilla 2-0 at the King Power Stadium and book their place in the last eight of the Champions League.

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Claudio Ranieri was sacked after the first-leg defeat in Spain but under new boss Craig Shakespeare, the Foxes have been revitalised.

Schmeichel thwarts Sevilla as Leicester rekindle fairytale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kasper Schmeichel pulled off a dramatic late penalty save as Leicester City sank Sevilla 2-0 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, after which Claudio Ranieri was sacked as manager, Leicester scored through Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton before Schmeichel repelled Steven N’Zonzi’s spot-kick.

Schmeichel thwarts Sevilla as Leicester rekindle fairytale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kasper Schmeichel pulled off a dramatic late penalty save as Leicester City sank Sevilla 2-0 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, after which Claudio Ranieri was sacked as manager, Leicester scored through Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton before Schmeichel repelled Steven N’Zonzi’s spot-kick.

Leicester boss Shakespeare insists no Ranieri grudge as Sevilla loom

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said there were “no grudges” between him and Claudio Ranieri after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager as Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Sevilla loomed.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

Leicester boss Shakespeare insists no Ranieri grudge as Sevilla loom

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said there were “no grudges” between him and Claudio Ranieri after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager as Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Sevilla loomed.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

No Ranieri grudge, says new Leicester man Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said Monday there were “no grudges” between him and Claudio Ranieri after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

No Ranieri grudge, says new Leicester man Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said Monday there were “no grudges” between him and Claudio Ranieri after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

Leicester City boss Shakespeare insists no Ranieri grudge

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare said there were “no grudges” between himself and Claudio Ranieri on Monday after he succeeded the Italian as Leicester City manager.

Ranieri was sacked last month, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, after the club slid towards the relegation zone.

Shakespeare pens new act in Leicester fairytale

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London (AFP) – A relative unknown on the global football scene just weeks ago, Craig Shakespeare now stands poised to steer Leicester City into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The jocular coach was promoted from his role as assistant manager following Claudio Ranieri’s shock dismissal last month, which he said left him feeling like a “pantomime villain”.

Shakespeare manager of Leicester City until end of season

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has been confirmed as manager of Leicester City until the end of the season after winning his first two games in charge as caretaker boss of the faltering Premier League champions, the club said Sunday.

Shakespeare, previously a Leicester coach, took over after Claudio Ranieri was sacked last month - less than a year after the Italian manager guided the 5,000/1 outsiders to the most improbable Premier League title triumph.

Shakespeare manager of Leicester City until end of season

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has been confirmed as manager of Leicester City until the end of the season after winning his first two games in charge as caretaker boss of the faltering Premier League champions, the club said Sunday.

Shakespeare, previously a Leicester coach, took over after Claudio Ranieri was sacked last month - less than a year after the Italian manager guided the 5,000/1 outsiders to the most improbable Premier League title triumph.

Shakespeare manager of Leicester until end of season

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has been confirmed as manager of Leicester City until the end of the season after winning his first two games in charge as caretaker of the faltering Premier League champions, the club said Sunday.

Shakespeare, previously a Leicester coach, took over after Claudio Ranieri was sacked last month - less than a year after the Italian manager guided the 5,000/1 outsiders to the most improbable Premier League title triumph.

Workhorse: Claudio Ranieri’s Premonition Comes True As N’Golo Kante Gets On The End Of His Own Pass (Video)

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If there's one thing N'Golo Kante does more of than anybody else in the Premier League, it's cover ground.

Indeed, the Chelsea midfielder makes it his sole business to relentlessly swallow up space, hassle and harangue, chase around and close down.

So high was his work rate at Leicester City last season, that manager Claudio Ranieri was moved to make the following prediction:

[Kante]never stops running in training.

‘I’m Staying’ – Nantes Coach Sergio Conceicao Creates Twitter Account To Scotch Rumours Linking Him With Leicester City

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With Claudio Ranieri's recent exit leaving Leicester City with an important vacancy to fill, the rumour mill has coughed up several possible candidates over the past few days.

One of those mentioned in passing was Nantes coach Sergio Conceicao, with several press reports even suggesting that Leicester had contacted the former Portugal international to offer him the job.

Leicester: Foxes Rediscover Title-Winning Form In 3-1 Win Against Liverpool (Video)

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Without sacked boss Claudio Ranieri at the helm, Leicester's players suddenly rediscovered last season's title-winning form in a vibrant and deserved 3-1 win at home to a lacklustre Liverpool side.

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Leicester started the game in the relegation after a dismal domestic campaign which ultimately saw last season's hero Ranieri jettisoned by the club's owners.

Leicester win a reaction to bad press: Vardy

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said his side’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday had been a reaction to negative media reports over the dismissal of manager Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri was sacked on Thursday, less than 10 months on from Leicester’s 5,000-1 title triumph, after a run of five straight defeats plunged the club into a relegation battle.

Leicester win a reaction to bad press: Vardy

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said his side’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday had been a reaction to negative media reports over the dismissal of manager Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri was sacked on Thursday, less than 10 months on from Leicester’s 5,000-1 title triumph, after a run of five straight defeats plunged the club into a relegation battle.

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Shakespeare warns Leicester to beware sting in tale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare refused to declare Leicester’s survival battle won despite leading his team into the top half of the Premier League table.

Shakespeare’s team moved to 10th place after a 2-0 victory against Sunderland on Tuesday that left beleaguered Black Cats boss David Moyes looking doomed to relegation.

Euro stars Leicester look to boost survival bid

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London (AFP) – Leicester will feed off the momentum from their dramatic Champions League victory over Sevilla as they return to the battle for Premier League survival at West Ham on Saturday.

After overseeing Premier League victories over Liverpool and Hull following the shock sacking of Claudio Ranieri, Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare led the Foxes into the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday as their campaign of wildly contrasting fortunes continued.

Sevilla’s Sampaoli pained by Ranieri sacking

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli was upset by Leicester City’s decision to sack manager Claudio Ranieri following the first Champions League encounter between the teams, he said on Monday.

Leicester lost 2-1 at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in the first leg of the last 16 tie three weeks ago and Ranieri was sacked following their return to England.

Leicester thriving without Ranieri as Mahrez sinks Hull

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester’s revival following Claudio Ranieri’s shock sacking gathered pace as Riyad Mahrez inspired a crucial 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Hull on Saturday.

Following Ranieri’s ruthless dismissal last week, Leicester have finally recaptured the form that carried them to the Premier League title last season.

Simpson supports Shakespeare’s Leicester credentials

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London (AFP) – Leicester defender Danny Simpson believes Craig Shakespeare deserves to be seriously considered as the club’s permanent manager.

Shakespeare was in caretaker charge of Leicester as they beat Liverpool 3-1 on Monday in their first game since the shock sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Simpson supports Shakespeare’s Leicester credentials

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London (AFP) – Leicester defender Danny Simpson believes Craig Shakespeare deserves to be seriously considered as the club’s permanent manager.

Shakespeare was in caretaker charge of Leicester as they beat Liverpool 3-1 on Monday in their first game since the shock sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri Who?

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It was just bound to happen wasn't it? A managerless Leicester turn up at the King Power having failed to find the back of the net in 2017 yet manage to put three past Liverpool with absolute ease.
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It would have been a bad time for any side to face Leicester to be honest but as mentioned in the match preview, this fixture had all the makings of a banana skin for the Reds.

Leicester flops face Liverpool after Ranieri sacking

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester’s underachieving stars will be in the spotlight when the crisis-torn champions start life without Claudio Ranieri in a crucial home clash against Liverpool on Monday.

Ranieri was ruthlessly sacked by Leicester’s Thai owners on Thursday amid reports several of the team’s senior players had lost faith with the Italian.

Leicester flops face Liverpool after Ranieri sacking

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester’s underachieving stars will be in the spotlight when the crisis-torn champions start life without Claudio Ranieri in a crucial home clash against Liverpool on Monday.

Ranieri was ruthlessly sacked by Leicester’s Thai owners on Thursday amid reports several of the team’s senior players had lost faith with the Italian.

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The Spuds’ Secret

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As an avid fan of soccer who has played and coached at various levels, I am a keen student of what is reported by the always trustworthy British sports dailies. In particular, I read with a discerning eye about managers. I ask myself: how do they manage so well?

And how can I imitate them?

Could Josh Kroenke intervene in the Wenger situation?

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Can Josh Kroenke exercise his power as the director of football and bring about the desired change in Arsenal? By S K When Claudio Ranieri was sacked as the coach of Leicester City football club, it was rumoured around sports circles that the son of the owner of the club impressed on his father the [.