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Michael Appleton has experienced a lot for a manager who only undertook his first managerial position in late 2011. The former midfielder has suffered the sack via letter, been relegated, and had two very short managerial spells, but since taking charge of Oxford his fortunes have changed.

After a spell coaching at West Brom during which he took caretaker charge of one match - Appleton officially entered the managerial arena with Portsmouth in 2011, but was unable to save the money-strapped club from tumbling out of the Championship.

Appleton left the south coast strugglers to take charge of Blackpool in November 2012, where he became the club's shortest-serving manager - leaving the Tangerines after just 65 days in order to become the new boss of Blackburn. However, this tenure lasted just two days longer, as he was sent packing, via letter.

Since taking charge of Oxford Appleton has led the club up to League One, after securing 2nd spot in League Two, and now the aim will be to establish the Yellows as a third-tier side.

Managerial Career

TeamWDLWIN%
Oxford United58433841.7
Blackburn Rovers46625
Blackpool28216.7
Portsmouth13112725.5
West Bromwich Albion*0100
TOTAL77697335.2

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

Michael Appleton Quotes

I was incredibly disappointed at how it happened - to receive a letter on my desk saying I had been fired and nobody actually coming to speak to me.


People will say it's been a case of footballing korma.


If they had 12 men I still think we would have won the game, we were that good.


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The Sack Race's Opinion

After a couple of tumultuous tenures at Blackpool and Blackburn, Appleton now seems settled at Oxford, a club who returned to League One in 2016 for the first time this century.

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