Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare in danger of the axe as slide continuesby Jack Kitson / 17 October 2017, 10:05Tweet
In the build-up to Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with West Brom the under-fire Craig Shakespeare said that Premier League managers are only ever “four games away from crisis,” and while he’s not yet at crisis point, his job is most certainly in jeopardy after a shocking start to the season.
Earlier this year Shakespeare enjoyed a stunning start to life in the Leicester dugout following the controversial departure of the club’s title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri, overseeing six straight wins as he galvernised the previously out-of-sorts Foxes.
However, the Englishman is now finding out just how tough life in the Premier League dugout can be, with Monday’s draw against the Baggies extending his side’s winless league run to a worrying six games, ahead of a tricky trip to Paul Clement’s Swansea (Saturday).
Not long ago Shakespeare was lapping up the praise after he became the first British boss to win his first five Premier League matches, but fast-forward to the current day and he’s 5/1 to be the next top-flight casualty.
Perhaps fortunately for Shakespeare it’s Everton’s beleaguered boss Ronald Koeman who is unwillingly hogging the headlines at top of the market at 4/6, with West Ham's Slaven Bilic next in line for the chop at 9/2.
But, let’s just remind ourselves that this is a club that savely sacked Ranieri, just nine months after he miraculously led Leicester to one of the most astonishing title successes in sport’s history.
So, simply put, no gaffer can ever be entirely safe at the King Power Stadium.