Michael Appleton: Leicester job appealing


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Caretaker boss Michael Appleton believes the vacant Leicester City post will attract many managers although he hopes a Brit is given the opportunity to take the club forward.

Leicester’s search for a new manager continues following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare earlier this week and there have been a host of names linked with the role at the King Power Stadium.

Wales boss Chris Coleman, Burnley manager Sean Dyche, ex-Crystal Palace chief Alan Pardew and former Manchester City maestro Roberto Mancini, who led the Citizens to the Premier League title when in charge, have all been mooted.

The Srivaddhanaprabha family, who own the Foxes, are searching for a third manager in eight months and some stability is greatly needed for the club that won the league in the 2015/16 campaign.

Appleton, who will be in charge for Saturday’s clash at Swansea City, believes there will be a long list of managers queuing up to take the job although he hopes a Brit is handed the chance.

“There are a lot of people out of work and this job will be exciting to a lot of people. A lot of people out there will see it as very attractive,” he said.

“Whoever gets the opportunity to come in and take this group of payers, it’s a good dressing room, there’s some very good players, one or two hungry lads, it’s very appealing.

“One of the things I say is that there is a lack of opportunities for British coaches at the top end of the game so if it does go to a British coach I wish them all the best.”

Leicester are 2.63 favourites to pick up all three points at the Liberty Stadium, a draw is priced at 3.25 whilst the hosts are a 2.80 chance to pile the misery on their opponents.

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