Craig Shakespeare says his Leicester future will be resolved next week
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 17/05/17 11:34pm
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare says he is ready to resolve his future next week.
Shakespeare has hinted talks with the club's owners are imminent, with the 53-year-old expected to be given the job long term.
Shakespeare signed a contract as manager until the end of the season when he replaced Claudio Ranieri in February and has guided last season's Premier League champions away from relegation danger, as well as taking them to the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Foxes are 11th ahead of Thursday's visit of Tottenham and with the season ending against Bournemouth on Sunday, Shakespeare - who has won eight of his 14 games - is prepared to sit down with chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
He said: "The end of the season is Sunday, so after that. I expect it in the following days after Sunday. Of course in my head, I have ideas on that and when we sit down I'll be able to give them my thoughts.
"As a manager and a coach you have to have ideas and thoughts and the thought process in your head and ready.
"But you don't want to jump ahead and you don't want to do things like that. I'm not an off-the-cuff person. I like to be organised."
Shakespeare's contract as assistant manager, his position under Ranieri, runs beyond June and he would revert back to that deal if nothing is finalised by the end of next month.
But he has been holding talks over transfers and attended a recruitment meeting last week as Leicester plan for next season, admitting the club are progressing with some summer targets.
He said: "I think that's fair to say. I think that's the head of recruitment and the director of football's job to deal with that and I'm fairly optimistic and pleased with how far they've got with that."