Leicester City Manager Craig Shakespeare Has a Strange Obsession With Holding 2 Balls Under His Arms

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The recently installed manager of the Foxes has done a brilliant job since taking over from Claudio Ranieri, the gentle Italian who many feel was harshly sacked less than a year after guiding the club to an unlikely Premier League title. His successor has won all four games in charge so far; lifting Leicester away from the relegation zone, while also securing their place in the last eight of the Champions League. Some careful research though has...

The Standard Pose

It's 2:15pm, the teams are on the pitch doing their pre-match warm up and that means it's time for Mr Shakespeare to get a couple of official Premier League balls under his arms...

The Quick Dash

A ball's gone out of play! No need to panic, the Foxes' top dog is on hand to replace the lost ball...

The Mused Figure

It's almost as if the balls give Shakespeare some sort of a meditated calm to help him mull over his tactics ahead of the game.

The Hairdryer Treatment

If there are some players not pulling their weight, then Shakespeare will make sure they know he is not happy.

He is even capable of throwing one of his precious balls at them, even if it is a Champions League fixture...

The Shakespeare Smile

At the end of the day, it is difficult not to like the guy. 

Appearing more like a chubby uncle than the manager of the reigning Premier League champions and last remaining English club in the Champions League, Craig Shakespeare is already a legend.

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