Shakespeare interested in Foxes job

Interim Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare admits he would be keen to take on the job full time following their stunning 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday.

The defending Premier League champions have had a nightmare campaign this season. Before the match against Liverpool, they had won just five of 26 fixtures and in danger of being sucked into the relegation zone.

This resulted in the sacking of club hero Claudio Ranieri and Shakespeare promoted to take charge of the match against the Reds.

While Shakespeare acknowledges his mandate was only for the fixture on Monday, the strong showing from Leicester has led to growing calls for him to be given the job on a permanent basis, which he admitted is something he would be interested in.

“My remit was one game, that’s what I said,” he told Sky Sports. “But could I do the job? I think I can. Does it faze me? No. I’ve quite enjoyed the last few days in a way. I’ve been an assistant manager for a long, long time. It’s been different.

“But it is one game and I’m humble enough to know that. We have to make sure the owners do what’s right for the football club. It’s a question for the owners.

“Before the game, I said we’d had to take a lot of criticism over the last few days, but I could see tonight they were up for the fight, had fire in their belly and put in that performance.

“There was an intensity about them, and I thought we set the tone in the first 10 or 15 minutes. I thought we were excellent, which set the tone for the rest of the first half.”

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