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Opinion: Shakespeare have to get Leicester job

Craig Shakespeare

Paul Merson thinks Craig Shakespeare will be given the Leicester job on a full-time basis after leading them to a 3-1 victory against Hull City on Saturday.

When asked if Shakespeare should get the job if he leads Leicester to victory against Sevilla, Merson said: “I think he gets it anyway… He knows these players and they’ve responded to him.

“If I own the club and I’m watching from above, I’d look and see that these players are running around for him. If you bring someone else in and the players don’t like him you are back to square one.

“I don’t know if I’d give him a two-year deal but I’d 100 per cent keep him until the end of the season. These players have worked hard for him and if I was the owner I’d be thinking twice about bringing someone in on big wages.”