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Leicester City appoints Dean Smith as interim manager

New Leicester City Manager, Dean Smith

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Leicester City have appointed former Aston Villa coach, Dean Smith as their new manager till the end of the season.

Leicester City made the appointment on Tuesday following series of disappointing results which has left them fighting against relegation.

Dean Smith is expected to bring his expertise to bear to enable him stare the club through its present relegation woes.

The new Leicester City boss will be working with his team of trusted experts including Craig Shakespeare and former Chelsea captain, John Terry.

Dean Smith has expressed optimism that Leicester City will survive the relegation battle as the team still have eight league games to play to fight their way through.

“I’m really happy to have the opportunity to lead the team during these final weeks of the season.

“The challenge in front of us is clear, but it’s one myself and my coaching team have experienced before.

“Our first job is to rebuild confidence and instill belief in the team and I’m looking forward to getting to work with the players this week. Saturday will be a big test, but it’s the kind of occasion that reminds us all what it means to be a Premier League club, competing on the biggest stages against the best players in the world.”

The new Leicester City boss also called on the supporters not to waiver in their determination and promised them better performances in their subsequent matches.

Leicester City next face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade