Craig Shakespeare has modestly suggested that he is the 'Lucky One' after joining an elite group of managers on Saturday.

 

Following last weekend's 2-0 victory against Stoke, the 53-year-old has become only the fifth ever manager to win all of his first four games in charge.

Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink and Pep Guardiola are the only other men to have achieved this feat.

 

Mourinho famously dubbed himself the 'Special One' upon being named Chelsea manager, something he backed up following his 100% record from his first four games.

 

Yet, speaking to ​the Mirror, Shakespeare was a tad more graceful than the now Manchester United manager.

"I know I have to keep my feet firmly on the ground because there are very fine margins in football and along the way we’ve had to ride our luck at times - I’m thinking of the West Ham game," he claimed.

 

"You have to dig deep and maybe I’m the lucky one - I don’t know," the Leicester boss joked.

 

Shakespeare has seen an upswing in results since replacing Claudio Ranieri - who was sacked in February. 

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The 12 points gained in that time have helped propel Leicester from the relegation zone, into 13th place. However, the Foxes are still only six points clear of the bottom three. 

 

Shakespeare has also guided Leicester into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they will face Atletico Madrid next week.

 

Impressively, the Foxes are the only English side left in the competition, in what is their first year in Europe's elite club tournament.