Leicester defender Danny Simpson gives new manager full backing after Liverpool win

Danny Simpson has given his support to interim coach Craig Shakespeare to land the position permanently following Monday night’s victory over Liverpool.

Shakespeare had been asked to take charge of the team following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri who led Leicester’s surprise title winning run last season following a series of poor performances that saw the Foxes flirting with relegation.

“I can’t see why not, but it’s the chairman’s decision. It’s up to him and he owns the club, he is passionate about the club,” he said of Shakespeare’s chances of landing the role on a permanent basis.

“Those decisions are nothing to do with us but, for me, [Shakespeare] has been really good.

“Since day one he has helped me a lot. He is a top coach, a top guy and he has taken it on naturally.

“He has kept it simple and told us what he wanted to do and we’ve done that so let’s hope we can carry it on for him.

“He’s always been in between whoever the boss is and us, so he’s been good.

“He’s taken it on well and it must have been tough for him. Everyone in the dressing room and at the club proved a little point [against Liverpool].”

Leicester were yet to score a top flight goal in 2017 when Ranieri was sacked but Shakespeare has begun on a good note as they experienced a revival of sorts at the King Power stadium on Monday night in a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

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