Oxford United

Michael Appleton

Manager

Michael Appleton


Nickname Yellows

Founded 1893

Stadium Kassam Stadium

Time at Club:

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Profile

Oxford United named Michael Appleton as their new manager back in July 2014. The former Portsmouth, Blackpool and Blackburn boss replaced Gary Waddock at the helm, and went on to lead the club up to League One after finishing 2nd in 2015/16.

A team draped in history, Oxford United have tasted literally all parts of English football having taken part in the top division as well as the non league scene and they will certainly be looking to venture back to the glory days of the 1980s.

Between 1984 and 1986, Oxford gained back-to-back promotions to the First Division and in 1986 managed to win the Milk Cup that would have seen them entered into Europe. However, they were unable to take their place in the UEFA Cup as English teams had been banned following the Heysel disaster.

Relegated from the top flight in 1988 they plummeted dramatically through the leagues and eventually suffered relegation to the Conference in 2006 and it would be a dire time for the U's.

It would be four years until they made it back into the Football League as a 3-1 win over York City in the 2010 Conference Play-Off final saw them promoted to League Two, which has been followed by promotion to League One under Appleton in 2016.

Recent Form

Won
30%
Drawn
50%
Lost
20%

Numerous drawns but few defeats has seen Oxford United enjoy a strong run of results. Defeats against Shrewsbury Town and Millwall are the only black marks on a run that has seen them amass wins against Gillingham, Coventry City and Merstham while sharing the spoils versus Southend United, Macclesfield Town, Scunthorpe United, and Port Vale

Fixtures

Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Michael Appleton04 Jul 2014 - PresentWon: 58, Drawn: 43, Lost: 38
Gary Waddock22 Mar 2014 - 04 Jul 2014Won: 1, Drawn: 0, Lost: 7
Mickey Lewis *26 Jan 2014 - 22 Mar 2014Won: 3, Drawn: 5, Lost: 4
Chris Wilder21 Dec 2008 - 26 Jan 2014Won: 121, Drawn: 70, Lost: 78
Jim Smith *30 Nov 2008 - 21 Dec 2008Won: 2, Drawn: 2, Lost: 0
Darren Patterson09 Nov 2007 - 30 Nov 2008Won: 24, Drawn: 11, Lost: 24
Jim Smith22 Mar 2006 - 09 Nov 2007Won: 34, Drawn: 26, Lost: 22
Darren Patterson14 Mar 2006 - 22 Mar 2006Won: 1, Drawn: 2, Lost: 0
Brian Talbot06 May 2005 - 14 Mar 2006Won: 10, Drawn: 16, Lost: 18
Ramon Diaz09 Dec 2004 - 04 May 2005Won: 10, Drawn: 7, Lost: 8
Darren Patterson *14 Nov 2004 - 09 Dec 2004Won: 1, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2
Graham Rix22 Mar 2004 - 14 Nov 2004Won: 6, Drawn: 8, Lost: 15
Ian Atkins23 Nov 2001 - 21 Mar 2004Won: 47, Drawn: 35, Lost: 40
Mark Wright08 May 2001 - 23 Nov 2001Won: 4, Drawn: 7, Lost: 11
David Kemp31 Oct 2000 - 30 Apr 2001Won: 7, Drawn: 3, Lost: 21
Denis Smith03 Feb 2000 - 02 Oct 2000Won: 8, Drawn: 3, Lost: 19
Maurice Evans25 Oct 1999 - 03 Feb 2000Won: 6, Drawn: 8, Lost: 8
Mickey Lewis *25 Oct 1999 - 03 Feb 2000Won: 6, Drawn: 8, Lost: 8
Malcolm Shotton24 Jan 1998 - 25 Oct 1999Won: 27, Drawn: 22, Lost: 40
Malcolm Crosby *24 Dec 1997 - 24 Jan 1998Unknown
Denis Smith10 Sep 1993 - 24 Dec 1997Won: 96, Drawn: 59, Lost: 85
Maurice Evans *27 Aug 1993 - 10 Sep 1993Won: 0, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2
Brian Horton25 Oct 1988 - 27 Aug 1993Won: 77, Drawn: 65, Lost: 102
Mark Lawrenson24 Mar 1988 - 25 Oct 1988Won: 4, Drawn: 9, Lost: 12
Maurice Evans11 Jun 1985 - 08 Mar 1988Won: 41, Drawn: 39, Lost: 57
Jim Smith01 Mar 1982 - 11 Jun 1985Won: 99, Drawn: 50, Lost: 39
Ian Greaves01 Dec 1980 - 02 Feb 1982Won: 26, Drawn: 16, Lost: 18
Bill Asprey22 Jul 1979 - 01 Dec 1980Won: 20, Drawn: 20, Lost: 33
Mike Brown01 Oct 1975 - 22 Jul 1979Won: 54, Drawn: 61, Lost: 74
Gerry Summers01 Jul 1969 - 01 Oct 1975Won: 93, Drawn: 88, Lost: 111
Ron Saunders01 Mar 1969 - 30 Jun 1969Won: 6, Drawn: 3, Lost: 3
Arthur Turner01 Jan 1959 - 28 Feb 1969Won: 125, Drawn: 91, Lost: 128
Harry Thompson01 Aug 1949 - 31 Dec 1958Won: 4, Drawn: 2, Lost: 3

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

Trophies Won

2
League One

1984
1968

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League Performance
PWDLGDPts
12. Port Vale20767-527
13. Bristol Rovers20767-627
14. Oxford United20758026
15. Gillingham20758-326
16. Walsall20686-526
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