Gary Lineker has slammed Leicester’s Thai owners after they sacked Craig Shakespeare just four months after appointing him as permanent manager.
At first Lineker jokingly called for Leicester to reappoint title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri, before taking aim at the owners of his former club.
Gary Lineker took to Twitter to criticise Leicester’s owners following Shakespeare’s sacking
Lineker wrote: ‘Was always a miracle, but it’s even more remarkable really that Leicester won the league given the ineptitude of those that run the club’.
Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha made the decision to sack Shakespeare following a run of one win in ten Premier League games.
The 2015-16 title winners have failed to win a league game since August – when they beat newly-promoted Brighton 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.
Former assistant manager Shakespeare took over as caretaker manager following Ranieri’s controversial sacking in February, which came just nine months after the Italian led Leicester to the Premier League title.
Lineker reacted to the news at first by calling for Claudio Ranieri to replace Shakespeare
Lineker said Leicester’s miraculous title win was even more remarkable given their ownership
Shakespeare was appointed on a permanent basis in June, signing a three-year contract, but has now been dismissed with Leicester sitting 18th in the Premier League table.
His assistant, the former Blackburn and Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton, has been placed in temporary charge.
Leicester fell behind to a Nacer Chadli free-kick on Monday evening before Riyad Mahrez scored ten minutes from time to salvage a point for the home side.
Appleton is set to take charge on Saturday when Leicester travel to south Wales to face Swansea – the first game in a run of three matches in eight days.
Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dismissed Shakespeare eight games into the season