Riyad Mahrez says Craig Shakespeare is the man to ‘take Leicester forward’ as he speaks at star-studded awards bash
RIYAD MAHREZ has said that Craig Shakespeare is the man to take Leicester City forward as he attended a star-studded bash in London.
The Algerian winger, who was the Player of the Season last year as the Foxes won an unlikely Premier League title, was at the BT Sport Industry Awards at Battersea Evolution in London.
Riyad Mahrez and wife Rita Johal at the BT Sport Industry Awards[/caption]
Olympic heroes Tom Daley, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Laura Kenny[/caption]
Paralympic champion David Weir[/caption]
Boxing legend Chris Eubank and Junior were also at the awards bash[/caption]
Shakespeare was Claudio Ranieri’s assistant last season before taking over the top job at the King Power Stadium in February.
The 53-year-old is still interim boss of the Foxes, but has taken the club to safety, winning five Premier League matches in a row after taking over.
When asked if Shakespeare should be given the job on a full-time basis Mahrez, who was at the bash with his wife Rita Johal, was clearly delighted with the job his boss had done.
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Carl Frampton and trainer Barry McGuigan[/caption]
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Mahrez said: “Yes, he’s the man to take us forward.”
Sports stars past and present were in west London for the Sport Industry awards.
Olympic heroes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Laura Kenny, Tom Daley and David Weir were guests, as well as boxing champs Amir Khan, Carl Frampton and Chris Eubank.
Jessica Ennis-Hill won an award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport.
TV presenter Layla Anna-Lee[/caption]
Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen[/caption]
Former British No 1 Annabel Croft[/caption]
Supermodel Jodie Kidd was also at the awards do[/caption]
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who won 11 Paralympic gold medals[/caption]
Olympic diver Tom Daley[/caption]
TV presenter Layla Anna-Lee[/caption]