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Drinkwater delighted with Shakespeare appointment

Leicester have reportedly signalled their interest in Northern Ireland manager

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has said that Craig Shakespeare is a “great appointment” as head coach until the end of the season.

“It’s a great appointment,” Drinkwater told reporters.

“It’s a good fit. We haven’t got much time to turn things around but there’s no better person for the job. I don’t think it’s changed an awful lot. He needs to take control more as manager. Any changes he’s made have been positive for the players.

“He’s been a pleasure to work with as manager – but he’s taken different roles as a coach. Maybe more of a step back than he is now but he worked both roles as good as each other. He helps us enjoy the football. Just enjoy your football. Work hard, do the simple things and the rest will shine through.

“It’s one of the biggest games in the club’s history tomorrow. A massive thing for me is hearing the music before kickoff. There’s not really a bigger stage in club football.”