Craig Robert Shakespeare (born 26 October 1963) is an English football coach and former player, who is currently the assistant head coach of Watford. A midfielder, he began his playing career with Walsall, where he made over 350 appearances. After a brief spell with Sheffield Wednesday, he also made over 100 appearances for both West Bromwich Albion and Grimsby Town. As a coach, Shakespeare has previously worked at West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City and Hull City. He was briefly caretaker manager at West Brom in 2006 and took a similar role at Leicester in February 2017 before he was appointed manager in March. He was appointed permanent manager of Leicester City on 8 June 2017 after signing a 3-year deal. However, Shakespeare was subsequently sacked by Leicester on 17 October 2017 after a poor run of results in matches. On 6 December 2019 he was appointed as assistant coach of Watford with Nigel Pearson as Head Coach.