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Michael Appleton

Born: December 4, 1975 (age 45)

Height: 6' 1" (186cm)

Hometown: Salford, England
Nationality: England flag English

Role: Manager
Sports Mole has 304 articles about Michael Appleton. Articles 1 to 40:
Lincoln's coach Michael Appleton on May 19, 2021
Lincoln manager Michael Appleton reveals testicular cancer diagnosis
Michael Appleton is due to undergo a 'routine operation' on Wednesday.
Jul 13, 18:29
Reading's Michael Olise celebrates with his teamates after he scores their first goal against Derby County in the Championship on April 5, 2021
Preview: Reading vs. Lincoln City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Pre-Season Friendlies clash between Reading and Lincoln City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 8, 18:18
Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael celebrates after the match on March 13, 2021
West Brom 'make approach for Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael'
The Baggies parted company with Sam Allardyce at the end of the season following relegation from the Premier League.
Jun 18, 12:33
General view of West Bromwich Albion's The Hawthorns taken November 2017
West Brom chief admits club have "faced setbacks" in manager search
Xu Ke said the Baggies had not yet made a formal offer to any candidate as they look for Sam Allardyce's replacement.
Jun 14, 22:05
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson on May 8, 2021.
Roy Hodgson rejects West Bromwich Albion return?
Former Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson reportedly rejects the chance to return to West Bromwich Albion as manager this summer.
Jun 8, 14:07
Blackpool's manager Neil Critchley celebrates after the match against Oxford on May 21, 2021
Neil Critchley: 'Promotion justifies leaving Liverpool'
Neil Critchley left his role as the Reds' Under-23s manager in March 2020 to guide the Seasiders back to the Championship for the first time in six years.
May 30, 18:58
Lincoln City's manager Michael Appleton and Regan Poole celebrate after the match against Sunderland in the League One playoffs on May 22, 2021
Preview: Blackpool vs. Lincoln City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's League One clash between Blackpool and Lincoln City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 28, 12:00
Inter Milan's Achraf Hakimi celebrates scoring their second goal on January 10, 2021
Friday's paper talk: Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Granit Xhaka
There is reportedly only one signature that matters at Old Trafford this off-season.
May 28, 08:51
Aiden McGeady in action for Sunderland on April 22, 2019
Sunderland resolve Aiden McGeady contract issue ahead of Lincoln clash
The Republic of Ireland international made his 29th league start of the season in the first leg of the play-off semi-final with Lincoln.
May 21, 15:28
West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce on May 9, 2021
A look at the contenders to replace Sam Allardyce at West Bromwich Albion
The Baggies are looking for a new boss for next season's promotion challenge.
May 20, 14:00
Sunderland's Jordan Jones in action with Lincoln's Morgan Rogers in the League One playoff semi-final on May 19, 2021
Preview: Sunderland vs. Lincoln City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's League One clash between Sunderland and Lincoln City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 20, 11:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Appleton proud of Lincoln City side
The Imps take a 2-0 advantage into the second leg of their play-off clash with Sunderland.
May 19, 22:07
Bristol City boss Lee Johnson on December 22, 2019
Preview: Lincoln City vs. Sunderland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's League One clash between Lincoln City and Sunderland, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 17, 18:15
Oxford United's manager Karl Robinson pictured with Cameron Brannagan on March 2, 2021
Preview: Oxford United vs. Lincoln City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Friday's League One clash between Oxford United and Lincoln City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 24, 09:51
Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael pictured on February 11, 2021
Preview: Bristol City vs. Barnsley - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Bristol City and Barnsley, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 18, 13:54
Lincoln City players celebrate scoring against Bradford in the EFL Cup in September 2020
Team News: Lincoln without Liam Bridcutt for Shrewsbury visit
Shrewsbury have no injury concerns ahead of their trip to Lincolnshire.
Dec 14, 17:30
Liverpool's Curtis Jones pictured in the EFL Cup on September 24, 2020
Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on "exceptional talent" Curtis Jones
The teenager scored twice in Liverpool's 7-2 Carabao Cup victory over Lincoln.
Sep 24, 23:17
Michael Appleton in charge of Leicester City in the EFL Cup on October 24, 2017
Michael Appleton lavishes praise on Jurgen Klopp ahead of EFL Cup battle
Michael Appleton will not attempt to predict Jurgen Klopp's team selection ahead of his side's meeting with Liverpool.
Sep 23, 16:45
Lincoln City's James Jones celebrates scoring against Bradford City in September 2020
Lincoln City's James Jones looks forward to "top night" against Liverpool
James Jones is a lifelong Liverpool fan.
Sep 22, 19:33
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pictured on September 12, 2020
Preview: Lincoln City vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's EFL Cup third-round clash between League One Lincoln City and Premier League champions Liverpool, including predictions and team news.
Sep 22, 14:17
Michael Appleton in charge of Leicester City in the EFL Cup on October 24, 2017
Result: Michael Appleton named as new Lincoln City manager
The former Portsmouth and Oxford boss has signed a four-year deal.
Sep 20, 18:35
General view of Swansea City's Liberty Stadium taken January 2018
Swansea City closing in on appointing new manager
Graham Potter has left the Swans for Brighton.
Jun 4, 13:54
England midfielder Declan Rice pictured against Montenegro on March 25, 2019
Tuesday's papers: Declan Rice, Nicolas Tagliafico, Thorgan Hazard
Rice, Tagliafico and Rondon make headlines on Tuesday.
Apr 9, 09:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Michael Appleton leaves role as Leicester City assistant manager
Leicester City confirm that assistant manager Michael Appleton has left the role amid a restructure of Claude Puel's coaching staff.
Jun 30, 19:14
Generic image of the Stadium of Light
Michael Appleton 'flattered by links to Sunderland job'
Leicester City assistant coach Michael Appleton admits that it is flattering to be linked to the Sunderland managerial position.
May 9, 22:17
Brentford manager Dean Smith
Brentford boss Dean Smith addresses West Bromwich Albion rumours
Brentford manager Dean Smith says that "the grass is not always greener" in response to recent talk that he is wanted by West Bromwich Albion.
May 7, 19:59
Brentford manager Dean Smith
West Bromwich Albion 'narrow manager hunt to three candidates'
West Bromwich Albion reportedly narrow their manager hunt down to three candidates.
May 3, 16:34
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder poses with his League One manager of the month award for April 2017
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder becomes Sunderland's top target?
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder reportedly emerges as Sunderland's top target to replace Chris Coleman at the Stadium of Light.
May 3, 10:45
Brentford manager Dean Smith
West Bromwich Albion 'to approach Dean Smith'
Championship-bound West Bromwich Albion reportedly plan to approach Brentford's Dean Smith over their vacant managerial position.
May 3, 09:49
Generic image of the Stadium of Light
Michael Appleton emerges as new favourite for Sunderland job?
Leicester City assistant Michael Appleton reportedly emerges as the new favourite to replace Chris Coleman as manager of Sunderland.
May 2, 16:44
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray in contention for West Brom return?
Manager Tony Mowbray - currently at Blackburn Rovers - is reportedly in contention for a return to West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 16, 18:36
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy on August 13, 2016
West Bromwich Albion 'not interested in Mick McCarthy'
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly unwilling to consider former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Mick McCarthy as a candidate for their managerial vacancy.
Apr 6, 14:09
Claude Puel in charge of Leicester City on December 9, 2017
Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Michael Appleton is remaining focused'
Leicester City boss Claude Puel says that assistant Michael Appleton is remaining focused on the Foxes, despite allegedly being in contention for the West Brom job.
Apr 5, 16:43
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy on August 13, 2016
Mick McCarthy linked with West Bromwich Albion job
Ipswich Town's outgoing boss Mick McCarthy is linked with the vacant manager post at West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 4, 14:50
Brentford manager Dean Smith
Michael Appleton, Dean Smith tipped as frontrunners for West Bromwich Albion job
Leicester City assistant manager Michael Appleton and Brentford boss Dean Smith are tipped as the frontrunners for the West Bromwich Albion job.
Apr 3, 13:51
Eagles manager Alan Pardew watches on during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Tony Cottee 'surprised' by Alan Pardew exit
Former West Ham United forward Tony Cottee was 'surprised' to learn of Alan Pardew's departure from West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 2, 16:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Leicester City assistant Michael Appleton favourite for West Brom job?
Leicester City assistant Michael Appleton is currently regarded as the favourite to be named as the new head coach of West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 2, 13:35
Baggies manager Alan Pardew watches on during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on December 17, 2017
West Bromwich Albion considering move for Michael Appleton?
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly considering appointing former coach Michael Appleton as the club's new boss during the summer.
Mar 17, 09:58
Baggies manager Alan Pardew watches on during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on December 17, 2017
Alan Pardew 'to be sacked by West Bromwich Albion in summer'
West Bromwich Albion will reportedly wait until the end of the season before sacking Alan Pardew, despite a run of seven consecutive defeats across all competitions.
Mar 13, 10:05
Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Claude Puel excited by Leicester City opportunity
New manager Claude Puel says that he is excited by the opportunity that has been given to him at Leicester City.
Oct 27, 18:15

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Friday's key events


HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

BOXING
· Lauren Price will be looking to add to Team GB's success in the ring when she takes on Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands in the women's middleweight semi-final (6am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

CYCLING
· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
· The women's madison makes its Olympic debut at the velodrome as Team GB duo Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny look to add another medal to their collections (9.15am)

FOOTBALL
· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
· The women's champions will be crowned as both Sweden and Canada aim to win Olympic gold for the very first time (1pm)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 5000m final includes Great Britain's Andrew Butchart, but most eyes will be on Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (1pm)
· Team GB's Jodie Williams will hope to get on the podium in the women's 400m final, but defending champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo is favourite for gold while Stephenie Ann McPherson should challenge and Allyson Felix is bidding to become the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time (1.35pm)
· Netherlands' Sifan Hassan takes on leg two of her ambitious attempt at a Tokyo treble in a women's 1500m final which also includes Great Britain's Laura Muir and Faith Kipyegon of Kenya (1.50pm)
· A star-studded women's 4x100m relay final will see a Team GB quartet including Dina Asher-Smith look to upset defending champions USA and favourites Jamaica, who boast Elaine Thompson-Herah as she goes for her third gold of the Games (2.30pm)
· Great Britain and Jamaica will also be going for gold in the men's 4x100m relay final, and their medal hopes have been boosted by USA's failure to qualify (2.50pm)

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