Craig Shakespeare

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I am struggling to digest it myself. You come in and contribute to another fabulous game of football but ultimately came away with nothing.feedback
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Sep 24 2017
Craig Shakespeare has most recently been quoted in an article called Exclusive interview - Craig Shakespeare: 'Taking over from Claudio was the hardest thing I've had to do'. Craig Shakespeare said, “I was still an employee of the club and I didn't want them to be in the relegation zone. That first result [a 3-1 win] was massive for everyone but it was still nice to walk my dog the following day and return to normality.”. Craig Shakespeare has been quoted a grand total of 181 times in 76 articles.
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Aug 20 2017

Jamie obviously had a few tussles today and has an ankle heavily strapped with an ice pack on it.feedback

Aug 19 2017

But I never questioned spending that amount – never.feedback

Aug 19 2017

It persuaded us to spend £1m on him from non-League which seemed like an awful lot of money.feedback

Aug 19 2017

He's a pest on the pitch – and off it. If you are ever doing a coaching session you'll see that. You set the balls up all neat and you can guarantee he's the first one to smash them everywhere. So, yes, he's still a pest.feedback

Aug 19 2017

When we first saw him we saw the attributes he still has today. He was a pest on the shoulder of defenders and running behind. He's had those attributes all through his career.feedback

Aug 11 2017

We're not going to be too down-hearted. We have to be positive as it's the first game.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I've been impressed with Harry Maguire since he came in. I wanted some Premier League, British experience. He's young and will only get better. Jamie Vardy is back to his old self. We want him to be a nuisance.feedback

Aug 11 2017

We haven't been able to beat them yet but there's always a first time and it would be nice to think it would be Friday night. The players are champing at the bit to get started.feedback

Aug 11 2017

It will be difficult, with the quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, but that's the Premier League.feedback

Aug 11 2017

At the moment I have a dejected dressing room. To come here and score three has to be pleasing but it doesn't feel like it. When we get back and reflect on the goals we scored and how compact and disciplined we were and the game plan, I thought it worked very well. We want to be as competitive as we can in a tough Premier League.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Danny Drinkwater? Mahrez is different from Drinkwater, because he came out and said he wanted to leave. I'm not speculating on every player.feedback

Aug 10 2017

We don't want to be a selling club, we want to be a buying club. We know he [Mahrez] wants to leave, but until we get a reasonable offer then he stays. He remains focused.feedback

Aug 10 2017

What I've seen is a focus from him and a professionalism from him.feedback

Aug 10 2017

What I've seen so far I'm really impressed with. I like his character and his quality of play has been there for all to see. Hopefully we're sitting here in 12 months' time and he's got a hatful of goals.feedback

Aug 04 2017

I'm not a fan of saying we have to get to the 40-point target – I think we have to aim higher than that. Premier League survival is good but I look at the squad and the players we're trying to attract – I want to be better than that and I think the players want to be better than that. The players want Europe back, the fans, it is the aim for everybody.feedback

Aug 03 2017

We've tracked his progress for some time, so we know how much quality he'll bring to the squad. He's young, he's hungry, he's ready for the next stage of his development and I'm delighted that will be with Leicester City.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Riyad was honest enough to come out at the beginning and say he would like to move to a top six club. He was putting out offers for that.feedback

Jul 29 2017

We are aware of the situation and until we get an offer that is suitable, he stays with us.feedback

Jul 29 2017

He is turning up for training, has been very professional, got about his business and you see that from his performances.feedback

Jul 22 2017

Actually, there's no real offer at the moment.feedback

Jul 12 2017

When players come in, inevitably at every club there are departures.feedback

Jul 07 2017

He has to be professional. We have to be professional with him. But more importantly he has to be committed and I think he has to show supporters, staff and players that.feedback

Jul 07 2017

We haven't had any bids and, if we don't have one, we've got no decision to make. Knowing him as I do, I think with Riyad he was just trying to be as honest as he can [by issuing the statement]. Of course it can disappoint the fans but I need to really sit down with him one-to-one and see where he's at in his head and how he feels. I've always had a decent relationship with him. But if players want to go, ultimately they have contracts and they have to honour them. If they want to go and we get a bid, we'll reflect on it.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Our preparations for pre-season and the new Premier League campaign have been ongoing for some time, but we can now move on with certainty and ensure we are well equipped to compete at the levels now expected of a club like Leicester City.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I'm absolutely delighted that Vicente has joined us. He's player with such a good pedigree from his time in Spain with Sevilla and he adds some really strong competition to our squad.feedback

May 21 2017

Yeah, I've read [Srivaddhanaprabha's] programme notes. We'll sit down, there's no given time. It is the end of the season and yes I'll wait for that. Of course they've made decisions for the future and good of the club, and I'll sit down and wait for them discussions. Yeah, I've just seen it and had a look at it. It's very hard to see in real time, I'll give the linesman that, but I think he's level.feedback

May 13 2017

To the letter of the law it's a double touch, but he could bring it back for an encroachment from Manchester City so there's a bit of injustice. It's bad luck from our point of view. Two City players were in the penalty box. Once he makes the play of the ball, he becomes active. It should have been offside. He's really trying to block Christian [Fuchs] too.feedback

May 13 2017

I haven't had any talks and I don't expect to [yet]. The contract states until the end of the season and I think I have stated many times we will sit down at the end of the season, which I am comfortable with. I don't think you can take anything for granted in football. I have a contract as an assistant manager after the end of the season.feedback

May 11 2017

There could be. You look at the players out there, the Premier League is the place to play. It doesn't need major surgery, I think it will be minimal but I expect a few going and a few coming. The recruitment department have been doing great work. We have a comprehensive scouting network, a lot of good work behind the scenes. It gets harder every year. You saw how many teams reinvested and fortunes spent on transfers. It still shows where the league table is now.feedback

May 11 2017

We need to give him time to recover from this. I can't see him playing this season. [But] it is weeks rather than months.feedback

May 11 2017

He was the same Riyad [in training], smiling, enjoying training. He is under contract and happy here.feedback

May 11 2017

He is under contract. His performances in training, attitude and application have been very good.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I think strikers can have that rich vein of form. I want him to finish on a high. He's scored quite a few of late and we need that to continue. I'm just pleased with our performance. We showed different aspects today, we had to defend... it was a gutsy performance and I'm really pleased with the three points. We'll sit down and reflect at the end of the season. I can reflect personally as well but we need to get to the end of the season.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Ultimately it's about the players. I can pick the team and the tactics but they've got to perform. Great credit goes to them.feedback

Apr 26 2017

We showed resilience in our defending, but we have not got any points on the board to show for it.feedback

Apr 26 2017

We restricted them and were cruelly beaten by a deflected shot. We have got a dejected dressing room in there. We have not got enough points yet and we need to put more on the board.feedback

Apr 26 2017

We know we're coming up against a very talented outfit with some special players. The Emirates in my opinion is a very special stadium as well. We go there full of confidence in terms of the run we've been on, but we know it's a tough game.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I'm not sure how many points it will take and the weekend proved that. Teams are capable of winning games and putting points on the board.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Thankfully he chose us and I don't think it [the Arsenal interest] was the reason for the slow start because he wasn't the only one.feedback

Apr 25 2017

We have to make sure we look after our own club. You are not sure what's round the corner.feedback

Apr 18 2017

Their history speaks for itself. Finalists in two of the last three years and we knew what type of challenge to expect. After the first leg we felt we were in the tie and we had a right go but ultimately we've just failed at the last hurdle. I think they have been unfortunate in the last few years and we can see the quality they have in both games. They'll be tough opponents in the semi-finals but I don't see any reason why they cannot win it.feedback

Apr 18 2017

I'm not looking too far ahead, I think you've got to be careful you don't get too carried away in football. We have to concentrate on points in the Premier League and climbing the table. The here and now is the important thing and Arsenal a week tomorrow is the next game.feedback

Apr 18 2017

I can understand why the public would perceive that but hopefully I have allayed those fears [and conveyed] that it was pure speculation. There is no foundation to it. We know there's going to be some terrific teams [in the quarter-finals], as there were in the previous round. We're in there on merit. Make no mistake about that.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Champions League

We are disappointed to go out, but I'm immensely proud of the team and I thought we ran an excellent team close and gave them a really good shot at it. The players can be immensely proud of their performance but ultimately they are very disappointed to go out. [My future] is not in my hands, it's in the club's hands and we'll sit down at the end of the season. I'll sit down before then if it arises but my contract is to the end of the season. I've enjoyed it and I've enjoyed the Champions League and pitting my wits against one of the best managers and sides in the world.feedback

Apr 17 2017

The final decision will be made tomorrow. We want to make sure there is no reaction to today's training. He has trained the last three training sessions in which the intensity has been greater [in] every one. I am pleased with how he has progressed. I would like to find out from the player how his thoughts are. But my eyes tell me this morning we both should be fairly pleased how he has come through. We're in the tie and it's only 1-0. We need to make sure that we create more, but we also need to be mindful of their players. Come tomorrow night we'll be ready both physically and mentally.feedback

Apr 14 2017

With the individual ability of their wingers, Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend, our full-backs will have to work hard to keep them quiet.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Their upturn in form doesn't surprise me. Having seen Sam work at close quarters I know how diligently he looks at the opposition.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Wes Morgan trained yesterday, but not fully with the squad. He won't play against Palace and is 50/50 for Atletico Madrid.feedback

Apr 12 2017

We changed it, we had to sacrifice one of the forwards and put Wilfred deep in a 4-5-1. In the first half Griezmann was getting in between the lines, getting in the pockets and causing us problems. This is one of the best teams in Europe and we've given a good account of ourselves. We know what we're about at the King Power Stadium and we know what we've got to do. It's disappointing, it's a key moment in the game. The referee has to get that one right, you can't guess on those things. The referee has a hard job but it's the key decisions that you want correct.feedback

Apr 12 2017

It's a good break [by Atletico] and we spoke about that beforehand, but we'd like a chance to defend the free-kick instead of defending the penalty.feedback

Apr 12 2017

I've just told him in there when we get back to the hotel he's putting his kit on and going in the gym to do a session.feedback

Apr 12 2017

We know we have to be more open because we need a goal but we also know that one of Atlético's pluses is their ability on the counter-attack.feedback

Apr 12 2017

The referee has a hard job. We know that. But it's the key decisions that you want correct. We've got so much technology available to us now that I find it strange we can't be offering help to officials with video evidence.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Champions League

It was a major decision. I told him he got the decision wrong. We're talking about a Champions League quarter-final. This major decision could cost us the game. We want to stay in the competition, but we know we still have a challenge ahead against a very good team. We know it's still going to be a very difficult return match. We have a very good record at the King Power, our fans enjoy these Champions League nights. We have to make sure that we create more chances, we have to make sure that we attack a bit more than we did tonight. We're aware of what we've got to do in the second leg.feedback

Apr 12 2017

I'm aware of it, I haven't seen anything and until the club makes a statement, I think it's best if I stick to the football.feedback

Apr 12 2017

It wasn't a penalty. It was a free-kick. It's a really disappointing decision by the referee. He has to get that one right. You can't guess on those ones.feedback

Apr 12 2017

It's a blow to lose Robert. We had a few on yellows and we knew it was a tightrope. Wes has been out on the grass for the last few days and we hope he will be all right. But honestly, it is touch and go and we'll have to look at team shape over the next few days.feedback

Apr 12 2017

He won't be ready for Wednesday. Once he got injured there was no timeframe but it gives others a chance. It gives opportunities to other people. People have come in and done well. It didn't seem there were any other problems. Atletico Madrid are a very good team with some fantastic individuals with experience in the competition, but we'll be ready to give everything to progress. It will be a brilliant occasion for our supporters and for everyone at the club.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Champions League

Facing a team who have reached the final in two of the last three seasons is a massive challenge but it's just the kind of tie you expect in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.feedback

Apr 11 2017

There's no chance [of Morgan playing]. He's here and he travelled with the team, but he'll take no part in the game. Wilfred is fine. He trained partly yesterday and he'll take part in the whole session today [Tuesday]. Hopefully he'll come through that okay, which is what we're expecting.feedback

Apr 11 2017

Free speech is there for everybody. I don't have any problem with that. I have a clear conscience. Claudio was in good humour. He came across exactly as I know him.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Champions League

We are very well disciplined as a team, but yes, the players will be reminded about their responsibilities and not to get any stupid cards for things like encroaching. It is something we will talk about with the players. Playing in the Champions League has been a new experience for us but we have enjoyed it. We are there to compete and not make the numbers up. These players have earned their opportunity and we intend to keep that going on Wednesday night.feedback

Apr 11 2017

I am quite comfortable with my own conscience, so I can't do anything about that. Free speech is there for anybody, I don't have a problem with it. [After he left] I spoke to him and he thanked me for my time. I thanked him and there has never been any falling out. It's football and I am glad to see that he is enjoying his football again. My stance is still the same. We never had a falling out. I haven't seen the interview live, but I think I have answered the question.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Champions League

We are very well disciplined as a team, but yes, the players will be reminded about their responsibilities and not to get any stupid cards for things like encroaching. Game management is always important, never more so than in Europe, with where the game momentum might go. You have to be prepared for the 'what ifs', but we will be ready for that. I think it is a huge compliment to be compared to Atletico. Their team ethic is one of their strengths, like ours, so I take it as a compliment.feedback

Apr 10 2017

This time, with Leicester we won the title and the fans, with me, in my heart. I want to thank all the fans.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Leicester will be in my heart for all of my life because I won something in Europe, but never the title. Three times I was runner-up.feedback

Apr 09 2017

The idea is to start out and make sure you are competitive and you know the opposition's strengths and weaknesses. We know it is a difficult task against Everton but we know the players will be ready and up for it. I think it is more a case of what the team has done for Jamie - and I think he would be the first to appreciate that. Confidence in strikers is there for everyone to see. He is in a rich vein of form and we need that to continue. We need to keep supplying him.feedback

Apr 09 2017

Of course, the idea is to win. But if you can't win you make sure you don't lose. I think it would mean more getting the three points rather than records. It is nice and they come with the territory of the games, but more importantly it is about the three points for us as a team. And if we cant manage to get the win then we make sure we don't lose. It would be nice to keep the momentum going with another win. I couldn't have wished for a better start.feedback

Apr 09 2017

The team selection was with the games coming up in mind. We play Wednesday, Saturday and Tuesday. We have a good squad and players who have had to be patient. We wanted to be competitive and win the game and the selection was to get three points, but it was more about squad rotation. Once he got injured there was no timeframe but it gives others a chance. It gives opportunities to other people. People have come in and done well. It didn't seem there were any other problems.feedback

Apr 07 2017

It would be a lot to ask him to come back for a game of that magnitude [against Atleti].feedback

Apr 07 2017

I would want him to do a few training sessions first and, at the moment, that looks highly unlikely.feedback

Apr 06 2017

We can do nothing about speculation. It is a credit to him, in terms of the way he has performed, but also the way he is. He is a very good professional, very mature head on his shoulders. Of course, there can always be bids, we can always turn them down. But football is football, you'll always get bids for good players. It is vitally important we keep our young players. Speaking to Wilfred, he is very happy here.feedback

Apr 06 2017

He knows that we have given him the opportunity and I am sure that he will be a player here for a long, long time.feedback

Apr 04 2017

Our job is to support players. Sometimes they do have self-doubt and Jamie would be the first to admit he was going through a rough patch. Myself, Nigel [Pearson] and Steve [Walsh] were here to support him. All we did was told him about his attributes and that we thought he could go on. We even mentioned then about not only playing in the Premier League but also he had the attributes to play for the national team. We told him we wanted him and believed in him. Thankfully he didn't go to Ibiza. I think he has made the right decision!feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Manchester United

[Player recruitment] is a big issue at any club and I think it would be remiss of me not to take an interest in it. How much of an influence I can have you will have to ask the club but I have a real interest.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Manchester United

I am quite comfortable about that. There is no clause, nothing, only that it is until the end of the season. We have a head of recruitment and a recruitment department. I speak to them regularly because I'm interested in it.feedback

Mar 19 2017 - Champions League

We have to give West Ham credit. They threw everything at us in the second half and Kasper had to make some special saves again. My heart was in my mouth at times. On the outside you try to keep and collected to keep the players focused. I am intensely proud of the results we have got. We have important league games before the Champions League game with Atletico Madrid. We needed something from today [Saturday], heading in to the international break - we can recharge the batteries now.feedback

Mar 17 2017

It will be memorable for everyone at the football club. We might just be the surprise team.feedback

Mar 15 2017

It'll be nice to pit our wits against someone else, we've just knocked out one of the best teams in Europe. Their credentials are there for everyone to see. As a club we can be immensely proud.feedback

Mar 15 2017 - Champions League

The Champions League music ignites everyone and the crowd were terrific. It's only three games and somewhere along the line there might be a hiccup but I'll enjoy tonight.feedback

Mar 14 2017

He has a knock on his knee. So, he is struggling. I hope he will be fit for weekend but he will miss tomorrow. I'm expecting the team to take the momentum from the last two results, take the confidence, and really play off the front foot.feedback

Mar 14 2017

It hurt. We didn't want this. But we see the club as the first priority. It's here for 133 years, so we try our best to keep it going. I don't think this will drag the club down.feedback

Mar 14 2017

Against one of the best teams in Europe we needed to keep cool heads but also show that competitive edge, so the plan was to press high and make it as uncomfortable as possible for Sevilla.feedback

Mar 14 2017

When we needed Kasper the most he came up trumps. We deserve to be in the quarter-finals, we have just knocked out one of the best teams in Europe in my opinion. I think it has to stand right up there with all of our achievements because of the quality of the opposition. We know there will be some terrific teams in the last eight, as there were in the previous round, but we're in there on merit – we might just be the surprise team.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We are not going to be open but I want to play on the front foot. Hopefully I will stay calm so the players are not overemotional, but of course I will be excited. We have not spoken since. We will probably be in contact in the future – I have no problem with that.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Why not? We are in it. We have to try and be competitive every game. There is a great opportunity for us [against Sevilla] and we will give it our best shot. We have to compete for the 90 minutes or extra time. We have practiced penalties and we try to leave no stone unturned. By the way the penalties were good. We knew by getting the away goal it gave us a great opportunity. We give ourselves a great chance. It makes it very interesting. It will be a special occasion and the atmosphere will be electric.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We've got to put wins on the board to climb the table. We will try to win tomorrow in the #UCL . It's always all about results.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I haven't really had an opportunity to think about Sevilla yet. The remit was first Liverpool and then Hull. I've made sure that I've asked the players just to focus on a game at a time and I need to do that as well. I'm quite a calm person at times. I've tried to be measured in the things I've done because I think it's important for players to see that. They also need to see a bit of passion as well. But I didn't feel under pressure.feedback

Feb 28 2017

I have said before that, do I think I'm capable of it? Yes. Does it faze me? No.feedback

Feb 28 2017

But I think it is the powers-that-be, the owners, who decide and do their job, it is their diligence to look. I am sure they will do that.feedback

Feb 04 2017

(Ndidi) is young and we don't want to put too much pressure on him. He's a humble boy and reminds a lot of Kante with his personality, . [The] first goal was always going to be crucial and what a goal it was. Ndidi has done that before. He's got that in his locker.feedback

Feb 04 2017

Nice to get the 4th straight @premierleague win, everyone deserves credit. Been tough games, but a pleasure to be involved.feedback

Feb 04 2017

I think it's looking better, definitely. But, again, we have to make sure that we're ready for Sunderland on Tuesday.feedback

Jan 04 2017

To be mentioned in the same breath as them is unbelievable. I would take great pride in that if it happens but the rewards are secondary in terms of the team and the bigger picture. I would be stupid to say otherwise but it was one I thought the players were capable of. It has been very pleasing for not just me but the players, the staff, the owners and supporters – but we are not safe yet. I am quite open to whenever they want to [hold discussions]. It is stated that the manager's contract is to the end of the season. I don't see any reason to speak before that unless the club want to.feedback

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