Football: Leicester confirm Craig Shakespeare as manager on a three-year deal

(GUARDIAN) - Leicester City have confirmed Craig Shakespeare as their permanent manager after his successful spell in interim charge.

The 53-year-old Englishman signed a three-year contract.

Shakespeare took over after the sacking of Claudio Ranieri in February and an upturn in Premier League form led Leicester to 12th place.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions also progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League before losing to Atletico Madrid.