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Leicester Coach Gives Iheanacho New Role

Written By: SD Reporter


Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare has suggested that summer arrival, Kelechi Iheanacho could play in a role slightly different from what he enjoyed at Manchester City.

While Shakespeare confirmed that Iheanacho could partner Jamie Vardy in attack, he also said the Nigerian is versatile as he can play in different roles, even as a play maker or as a lone striker upfront.

This is in furtherance of a promise the coach made to the youngster in convincing the 20-year-old to join The Foxes ahead of West Ham United, as Shakespeare offered Iheanacho his favourite role, which is behind the main striker.

‘What I have seen so far I am really impressed with,’ Shakespeare said. ‘I don’t want to put too much pressure on him because he is a young lad, but I like his character. Just as importantly his quality of play has been there for all to see.

‘Hopefully in 12 months we will be sitting here and he has got a hatful of goals and he has been a team player.

‘Kelechi can play with Jamie, as we saw in his cameo last Friday night. But I think he is versatile to play in different positions. He has done that at Man City. We have got strength in depth in forward positions.’

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