This news could trouble the Leicester City supporters who are quietly enjoying their season in the Transfer Tavern. With relegation almost impossible now and an FA Cup quarter-final to look forward too, our resident Foxes were happy to watch the madness unfold around them from their fairly comfortable position.
However, according to the Daily Telegraph, Leicester City’s assistant manager, Michael Appleton is a serious contender for the West Brom job as the club prepares for relegation from the Premier League. It is reported that Alan Pardew is poised to leave his position as the Baggies’ boss at the end of the season, and the club are already in the process of identifying possible replacements.
Mark Jenkins, the West Brom chief executive, allegedly regards Appleton highly. The 42-year-old was previously Oxford’s manager before deciding to join Leicester in the summer and performed reasonably well as their caretaker boss following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare.
When a club is relegated, it is crucial that they establish a vision to return to the Premier League. At his age, Appleton could provide a new mentality and an innovative way of playing the beautiful game.
It would also help break the cycle of clubs employing the same managers.
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