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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 pupil of 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 his trade.

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.
 

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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 and Claridge.

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.
 

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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, watch 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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