Craig Shakespeare Named as England's New First-Team Coach
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Craig Shakespeare Named as England's New First-Team Coach
 
Craig Shakespeare Named as England's New First-Team Coach

Craig Shakespeare Named as England's New First-Team Coach

The Football Association have today confirmed that former Walsall midfielder Craig Shakespeare has joined recently appointed England manager Sam Allardyce's backroom staff, taking up the role of First-Team Coach.
The Football Association have today confirmed that former Walsall midfielder Craig Shakespeare has joined recently appointed England manager Sam Allardyce's backroom staff, taking up the role of First-Team Coach.

Craig, who is also Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri's Assistant, made over two-hundred-and-eighty league appearances for the Saddlers between 1981 and 1989 before joining Sheffield Wednesday for around £350,000.

52-year-old, Birmingham-born Shakespeare would go on to play for West Bromwich Albion, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, Telford United and Hednesford Town before before moving into coaching.

In a statement, released via TheFA.com, Craig welcomed today's news, and discussed his desire to get to work. said; "This is a huge honour for me. Anyone involved in football knows that representing your country is something special and this caps off a brilliant year.

"Leicester have been really good to me and I am sure the international experience I get from being alongside Sam and Sammy will add to my work at the club. We will have an elite group of players and a great facility in St. George’s Park. I can’t wait to get started."

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