Former Leicester caretaker manager Michael Appleton is climbing the ladder and was recently appointed boss of Blackpool. He joined Leicester as assistant manager under the command of Craig Shakespeare and when he was sacked took over in a caretaker capacity.
He did a good job in the two games he was in charge as both games ended in wins. This was back in October 2017 and since then he has been at West Bromwich as a head coach, and from 2019 in charge at Lincoln City making good progress with The Imps.
Michael Appleton has a good reputation in English football as a no nonsense boss and will now return to Blackpool in League Championship. He was earlier in charge at Bloomfield Road from 2012 to 2013. He has also had management duties at Oxford United, Blackburn, Portsmouth and as at Leicester caretaker boss at West Bromwich sa this wat the first test for him in football management.
Michael Appleton will take over the duties from Neil Critchley who himself moved on to become assistant manager at Aston Villa with a previous life at Anfield and Liverpool together with Steven Gerrard.
We will see if Blackpool can progress further under Michael Appleton and hopefully success will continue for The Seasiders. Blackpool ended in 16th position last season and hopefully a push will see them in a safer place next season.
Their pre-season campaign is fully on with games vs. Southport (2-0) and Leeds (0-4) allready played. To play Premier League opponents will always be a struggle but of course good learning. The approach ot those games is vital as you are not expected to win. Everton, Rangers and Salford are next before the big League Championship kick-off against Reading on the 31st of July.
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