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Gary Lineker tweeted a scathing message for Leicester City after latest sacking

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On Tuesday afternoon Leicester City sacked Craig Shakespeare just four months after he was confirmed as Claudio Ranieri's permanent replacement.

The Foxes are currently stuck in the relegation zone, having managed only one win in their opening eight Premier League games of the season.

Shakespeare spent £74m in the summer and Monday night's 1-1 draw at home to West Brom was seemingly the straw that broke the camel's back.

"When you have as much possession as we did and then go a goal down you are always worried how it affects the players," said Shakespeare after the disappointing draw.

"But we showed the spirit we have and the resilience and we deserved a goal."

Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez scored the equaliser for Leicester after Nacer Chadli had given West Brom the lead against the run of play.

It's crazy to think that Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions just 16 months ago.


Ranieri and his assistant who succeeded him have since been sacked and, currently lying 18th, the club's dreams of forging themselves amongst the top clubs in Europe seems nothing more than a pipe dream.

Celebrity fan and former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker shared his thoughts on social media after the news of Shakespeare's sacking broke.

Although it appears to be a message for the Leicester owners, Lineker's replies suggested it was directed more at Jon Rudkin and Eduardo Macia.

Macia is the head of recruitment and Rudkin has been the director of football and academy director since 2014.

If it wasn't already, Lineker's attack on Twitter may well put their positions at the club in jeopardy.

Leicester fans have been far from impressed with the club's business in the transfer market since winning the league.


Islam Slimani and Ahmed Musa have failed to impress whilst missing out on Sporting's Adrien Silva by 14 seconds perfectly sums up the "ineptitude" which Lineker references.

Managerless Leicester face a tricky trip to Swansea City on Saturday before they host Leeds United in the EFL Cup.

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