Date: 14th January 2016 at 12:28am
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1. Michael Appleton

10 January 2016 - The Emirates FA Cup - 3rd Round - Oxford United v Swansea City - Oxford United manager Michael Appleton celebrates the win at full time - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Appleton has done one of the jobs of the season so far at Oxford.

Maybe a surprise favourite to some, but Michael Appleton is the frontrunner for the vacancy left by Steve Cotterill due to his work with Oxford United this season.

He has guided the U’s to within one game of the JPT final at Wembley, the FA Cup fourth round – beating Premier League side Swansea in the process – and into a League Two promotion race.

However, in previous jobs with Portsmouth, Blackpool and Blackburn in the second-tier, the 40-year-old has failed to achieve success.

Early reaction from supporters suggests they wouldn’t be happy with Appleton at the helm either, but Lansdown is a visionary and could go against what the fans are demanding.


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