, Michael Appleton keen on Hull City job

Michael Appleton keen on Hull City job

Michael Appleton is interested in the Hull City job, according to a source close to the72.

Former Manchester United midfielder Appleton began his coaching career at Albion in 2003 when his long-standing knee injury finally ended his playing career.

After rising to first-team coach in 2009, he briefly took over as Albion caretaker boss when Roberto di Matteo was sacked in February 2011, prior to the appointment of Roy Hodgson.

He left his job as assistant head coach under Hodgson to start work as manager in his own right at Portsmouth nine months later.

Caretaker positions at West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City rank among the highest-profile roles held previously by the 43-year-old.

Full-term, Appleton has taken the reins at Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers and Oxford United, the latter of which he spent three seasons with, earning promotion to League One and finishing in the final of the Football League Trophy.

He then joined Leicester City as assistant manager, but Appleton’s role at Leicester was ended in June 2018 when then Foxes boss Claude Puel brought his own man in.

Appleton recently returned to West Brom’s coaching staff after eight years to serve as a first-team coach to caretaker manager James Shan.

In the Championship, Appleton has managed to earn wins in 12 of his 52 games (23.1%) in the division, eight of which came during his time at Portsmouth, having departed both Blackburn and Blackpool after just 11 league matches.

The72 has been told that Appleton is interested in the job but he wants assurances on the playing budget after experiencing turbulent ownership at Portsmouth, Blackburn and Blackpool.

 

 

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