Leicester City's Wes Morgan (L) and West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon vie for the ball.
After eight Premier League matches Leicester City sit in the relegation zone with six points, drawing 1-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion in their latest outing.
They have admittedly had a tough start, with their four defeats coming against teams from the top six last season in Arsenal (3-4), Manchester United (0-2), Chelsea (1-2) and Liverpool (2-3), while draws away at newly promoted Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth are solid enough.
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez (R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match against West Bromwich Albion.
However, a stalemate at the King Power Stadium against the Baggies only secured by an 80th-minute equaliser from Riyad Mahrez raises legitimate questions about Craig Shakespeare's suitability as manager.
Shakespeare was drafted in as caretaker following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri in February and made an immediate impact with five straight league victories. This is undoubtedly impressive, but with the Foxes having won the title the year before they were obviously underachieving and having been working under Ranieri as his assistant, the 53-year-old was in the perfect position to identify the problems and rectify them.
That turnaround in form earned Shakespeare the job permanently and under his management the club spent £49.5m on new players over the summer, according to the Telegraph.
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare watches his players warm up ahead of the English Premier League football match against West Bromwich Albion.
Now the former midfielder has been presented with new problems and currently does not seem to have the solutions. Since that opening run of five wins, Shakespeare has lost eight, drawn five and won just three of his 16 league games in charge.
The Leicester hierarchy gave the job to him permanently and will therefore probably give him a little more time to turn things around, but with this being his first managerial job it appears he was great for the short-term, but not for the long haul.