Caretaker boss Appleton,
influenced by Sir Alex
DATE: 20.10.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
Leicester are as we
speak probably out travelling to their next Premier League game away
to Swansea. No easy games for City this season, but new boss Michael
Appleton needs to bring something back
City's caretaker boss Appleton is a former
Sir Alex Ferguson and one heavy influenced by the Man Utd legend.
He is 12 years younger than Craig Shakespeare and a guy that knows
When Appleton decided to leave his manager position at Oxford in the
summer for a chance to be number two at Leicester, many believed he
made a step back, since being number one at a league club is
regarded as a higher position than being number two at a level above.
But now Appleton can make the most out of his chance, with City
owners saying they will not rush into anything and be clever in
their search for a new manager. The Thai owners likes winning and a
winning result away to Swansea could see MA getting more time.
Appleton left Manchester United in 1997 after a number of years in
the reserves and as an academy player. He made two single first team
appearances, both in the EFL cup.
A fun fact is that Appleton's 2nd and last game for Man U, was an
EFL Cup away game v. Leicester at Filbert Street on the 27th of
November 1996. A young Michael Appleton entered the field in the
69th minute, but had to see Leicester winning 2-0, goals from Heskey
As we all remember, City won the EFL Cup in that 96/97 season, and
another former City manager, Nigel Pearson, also experienced defeat,
captaining the opponent Middlesbrough in both the final and the
historical replay at Hillsborough.
TCF never understood the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, and this time
Shakespeare was sacked a bit too early. The reason is not the
failure against the big teams, but the results against Huddersfield,
Bournemouth and West Bromwich.
Michael Appleton (41), are among the younger group of managers
and caretaker managers to take charge of the club.
Kevin MacDonald is as far as we know, the youngest to have taken
temporary charge, since 1960. He took over from Brian Little at the
age of 34 in the interim before Martin O'Neill was appointed.
City have in previous years often appointed younger managers. Jimmy
Bloomfield, Martin O'Neill and Matt Gillies, maybe the best of the
lot, were all in their late 30's when getting the job.
Appleton is among the list of candidates to be counted for the full
position, but hardly a favourite.
For the new and fresh list of manager candidates, suggested, linked and
talked about, enter here.
From the first press conferance with Appleton,
here, he answers well to good questions asked from the press
panel. Appleton makes a good impression and hopefully he will have a
good period as the caretaker manager.
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