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Craig Shakespeare

Born: October 26, 1963 (age 57)

Hometown: Birmingham, England
Nationality: England flag English

Assistant Manager Craig Shakespeare of Leicester City during the Sky Bet Championship match against Watford on February 8, 2014
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Career History
Managerial2002-Leicester City
Sports Mole has 359 articles about Craig Shakespeare. Articles 1 to 40:
A generic shot of the outside of Villa Park, home of Aston Villa
Result: Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa march to FA Youth Cup victory
Two early goals set Villa on their way.
May 24, 22:02
Kasper Schmeichel in action for Leicester City on July 16, 2020
Kasper Schmeichel: 'Leicester are stronger now than in 2016'
The Foxes will face Chelsea at Wembley looking for their first silverware since 2016 this weekend.
May 14, 22:43
A generic shot of the outside of Villa Park, home of Aston Villa
Aston Villa's FA Cup clash with Liverpool remains in doubt
Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground was hit by a coronavirus outbreak.
Jan 8, 09:15
A generic shot of the outside of Villa Park, home of Aston Villa
Aston Villa 'to field youth side for FA Cup match with Liverpool'
Villa were forced to close their training ground on Thursday.
Jan 7, 23:24
Craig Shakespeare pictured at Watford in December 2019
Aston Villa appoint Craig Shakespeare as assistant head coach
John Terry and Richard O'Kelly will remain part of Dean Smith's staff.
Aug 7, 16:16
Saint Etienne coach Claude Puel on October 6, 2019
Claude Puel to take over as Watford boss?
Former Leicester City boss Claude Puel is reportedly one of the leading managerial candidates being lined up by Watford to take over at the club at the end of the season.
Jul 21, 21:13
Craig Shakespeare pictured at Watford in December 2019
Craig Shakespeare confident Watford can escape relegation battle
Successive defeats to Burnley and Southampton have stalled the Hornets' revival under Nigel Pearson.
Jul 3, 19:53
Craig Shakespeare pictured at Watford in December 2019
Watford coach Craig Shakespeare: 'Premier League operating at slower tempo after restart'
Craig Shakespeare believes those with bigger squads are going to benefit as the league gets back up to speed.
Jun 23, 16:18
Watford assistant Craig Shakespeare pictured on December 14, 2019
Craig Shakespeare insists that Watford will not underestimate Tranmere
The Hornets are fighting to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Jan 3, 13:45
Craig Shakespeare pictured at Watford in December 2019
Craig Shakespeare gives credit to Watford players for upturn in form
Nigel Pearson took over as manager earlier this month and the team have since taken seven points from their last four matches.
Dec 31, 14:11
Watford assistant Craig Shakespeare pictured on December 14, 2019
Craig Shakespeare hails Watford's "team ethic" in relegation battle
Nigel Pearson took over at Vicarage Road on December 8, and the Hornets have seven points from four matches since.
Dec 30, 18:35
Watford's Troy Deeney sees red on April 15, 2019
Troy Deeney backs Nigel Pearson to lead Watford to safety
Watford go to leaders Liverpool this weekend.
Dec 13, 19:29
A bedraggled Craig Shakespeare in December 2017
Shakespeare appointed assistant to head coach at Watford
Former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has reunited with new Watford head coach Nigel Pearson.
Dec 9, 18:00
Chelsea's Pedro celebrates scoring against Bournemouth during their Premier League clash on September 1, 2018
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri plays down title talk
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is "really happy" to have collected 12 points from 12 in the Premier League, but says that it will be "very difficult" to win the title.
Sep 2, 09:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Appleton leaves role as Leicester City assistant manager
Leicester City confirm that assistant manager Michael Appleton has left the role amid a restructure of Claude Puel's coaching staff.
Jun 30, 19:14
Everton manager Sam Allardyce at the Premier League match against Chelsea on December 23, 2017
Sam Allardyce: "Most of the Everton fans did not want me out"
Sam Allardyce opens up on his Everton sacking, insisting that he performed a good job even if the style of play "could have been better".
May 17, 13:59
Everton manager Sam Allardyce at the Premier League match against Chelsea on December 23, 2017
Sam Allardyce sacking 'could cost Everton £16m'
Sacking Sam Allardyce and replacing him with Marco Silva could reportedly cost Everton £16m.
May 16, 16:40
Everton manager Sam Allardyce at the Premier League match against Chelsea on December 23, 2017
Sam Allardyce's Everton dismissal was 'amicable'
Sam Allardyce's exit discussions at Everton are said to have been "amicable".
May 16, 12:16
Christian Eriksen celebrates with Lucas Moura after scoring during the FA Cup quarter-final between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur on March 17, 2018
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the final day of Premier League action as Tottenham Hotspur take on visitors Leicester City at Wembley Stadium.
May 12, 00:25
Claude Puel in charge of Leicester City on December 9, 2017
Leicester City manager Claude Puel: "I am not under pressure"
Claude Puel tells supporters that Leicester City must endure "short-term pain" if they are to enjoy "long-term gain" under his guidance.
May 4, 15:35
Claude Puel in charge of Leicester City on December 9, 2017
Claude Puel to be sacked by Leicester City?
Leicester City are reportedly edging towards parting company with manager Claude Puel at the end of the season.
May 2, 11:34
Claude Puel in charge of Leicester City on December 9, 2017
Claude Puel facing uncertain future at Leicester City?
Leicester City's hierarchy are reportedly having doubts over whether Claude Puel is the right man for the managerial role at the King Power Stadium.
Apr 27, 18:36
Claude Puel in charge of Leicester City on December 9, 2017
Claude Puel: 'Burnley a must-win game for Leicester City'
Leicester City boss Claude Puel suggests that his side will need to beat Burnley in the Premier League if the Foxes want to challenge for a Europa League spot.
Apr 13, 17:45
Claude Puel in charge of Leicester City on December 9, 2017
Claude Puel 'under scrutiny from Leicester City players'
A report claims that Leicester City's players have been left perplexed by certain decisions made by manager Claude Puel during a run of four wins in 15 league matches.
Apr 9, 15:57
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy on August 13, 2016
West Bromwich Albion 'not interested in Mick McCarthy'
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly unwilling to consider former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Mick McCarthy as a candidate for their managerial vacancy.
Apr 6, 14:09
Brentford manager Dean Smith
Michael Appleton, Dean Smith tipped as frontrunners for West Bromwich Albion job
Leicester City assistant manager Michael Appleton and Brentford boss Dean Smith are tipped as the frontrunners for the West Bromwich Albion job.
Apr 3, 13:51
Baggies manager Alan Pardew watches on during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on December 17, 2017
West Bromwich Albion considering move for Michael Appleton?
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly considering appointing former coach Michael Appleton as the club's new boss during the summer.
Mar 17, 09:58
Claude Puel in charge of Leicester City on December 9, 2017
Claude Puel to spend big at Leicester City in summer?
Leicester City reportedly intend to hand a large transfer budget to manager Claude Puel during the summer window.
Mar 15, 11:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Martyn Margetson appointed Everton goalkeeping coach
Everton appoint former Wales international Martyn Margetson as the club's goalkeeping coach.
Dec 30, 15:31
Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Manager Claude Puel hints at naming strong Leicester City team in EFL Cup
Leicester City boss Claude Puel hints that he intends to name a strong starting lineup for the EFL Cup fixture with Manchester City.
Dec 18, 17:56
Everton striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring during his side's Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017
Craig Shakespeare: 'Wayne Rooney enjoying purple patch'
Craig Shakespeare says that Wayne Rooney is currently enjoying "a purple patch", which has coincided with Everton's improved form.
Dec 14, 18:32
Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Claude Puel: 'I didn't expect Leicester City form'
Leicester City boss Claude Puel suggests that he has been surprised by the club's form since his arrival at the King Power Stadium.
Dec 7, 15:00
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017
Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Jamie Vardy is the complete player'
Leicester City boss Claude Puel describes Jamie Vardy as "the complete player" after his impressive form for the Foxes in recent weeks.
Dec 7, 14:52
Craig Shakespeare watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City on March 18, 2017
Craig Shakespeare: 'Sam Allardyce absence for Everton Europa game is not ideal'
Craig Shakespeare says that it is "not ideal" for Sam Allardyce to be absent for Thursday's Europa League match against Apollon Limassol.
Dec 6, 19:53
New Everton boss Sam Allardyce is presented to the crowd ahead of the match with Huddersfield Town on December 2, 2017
Sam Allardyce ruled out of Europa League trip
Everton manager Sam Allardyce will miss the side's Europa League trip to Apollon Limassol due to "a long-standing medical appointment".
Dec 6, 09:31
Demarai Gray in action for Leicester City on September 22, 2016
Result: Early Demarai Gray goal undoes Burnley at King Power Stadium
Leicester City beat in-form Burnley 1-0 at the King Power Stadium through an early goal from winger Demarai Gray.
Dec 2, 16:55
Southampton manager Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Claude Puel: 'Future looks promising for Leicester City'
Leicester City manager Claude Puel says that it is important his players can adjust to different playing styles, having taken Tottenham Hotspur apart on the counter.
Nov 29, 10:24
Sam Allardyce masticates during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Everton 'reopen talks with Sam Allardyce' over vacant manager job
Everton reportedly re-open talks with Sam Allardyce about him becoming the Toffees' next manager.
Nov 27, 15:56
Gabriel Jesus is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester City on November 18, 2017
Live Commentary: Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Manchester City move nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 over Leicester City.
Nov 18, 14:00
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Preview: Leicester City vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium between Leicester City and Manchester City.
Nov 17, 15:32

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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