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Former Leicester City manager says that Maguire will continue to improve


Former Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare believes that centre-back Harry Maguire will keep on improving. Shakespeare was the manager who brought Maguire to Leicester from Hull City last summer.

Maguire has replicated his good form at the World Cup in the Premier League so far. He scored the winner for a Vardy-less Leicester against Southampton last weekend. And Shakespeare now thinks that the 25-year old still has plenty to offer.

The former Leicester City manager said, “He was the number one target last summer and he just happened to be in the sunny climate of Majorca at the same time as myself and my family. I met him and his family and his personality straight away endeared you to him because he was very level-headed but ambitious. But his profile now since the World Cup – he’s dealt with that in a really admirable way.

I think he has always had that [room for] development in him. I think a lot of clubs looked at him when he was at Sheffield United and probably questioned his mobility if I’m honest, but he is one of those players that is deceiving. He can run, he is quick over five or 10 yards, but I also think his conditioning now has improved tremendously. That is a credit to him and the sports science that he has bought into and I think there is still development in him.”

The 2015-16 Premier League champions are currently 7th in the table. Their next match is a Carabao Cup encounter against Fleetwood on Wednesday. Following this match, The Foxes will play Liverpool on Saturday.


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