Craig Shakespeare
Shakespeare assisted Claudio Ranieri in Leicester's stunning title victory last season Getty

England manager Sam Allardyce has added Leicester City assistant manager Craig Shakespeare to his new-look backroom team, the Football Association has confirmed.

Shakespeare will take up the role of a first-team coach but will continue his duties with the Premier League champions, working part-time with the national team. He becomes Sam Allardyce's second addition since taking the reins in July after Sammy Lee's arrival.

"This is a huge honour for me," Shakespeare said. "Anyone involved in football knows that representing your country is something special and this caps off a brilliant year.

"Leicester have been really good to me and I am sure the international experience I get from being alongside Sam and Sammy will add to my work at the club. We will have an elite group of players and a great facility in St. George's Park. I can't wait to get started."

Shakespeare will link up with the national team ahead of their first 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on 4 September.

"Craig will be a tremendous asset to England and I am grateful to Leicester for their help in making it happen," Allardyce said. "Sammy and I know him well and he will bring his own insight to what we are trying to do with the squad. Players respect him and his achievement this past season means we will be getting someone who has a strong winning mentality."