Michael Appleton

Michael Appleton
LMA Ambassador

Counter-attack team shape  – Issue 22 (May 2012)
Receiving skills – Issue 40 (November 2013)

Also in issue 22 – Martin O’NeillDave JonesEric SteelePhil BrownPaul Peschisolido
Also in issue 40 Chris Hughton, Mick McCarthy, Darren Ferguson, Dave Bassett, Mark Cooper

At the age of 27, Michael Appleton’s playing career was cruelly cut short, after the former Manchester United trainee was forced to admit defeat in a twoyear battle against a posterior cruciate knee ligament injury. But he remained with his club, West Bromwich Albion, in a coaching capacity, working with a variety of different age groups before rising up to first-team coach. And he further proved his versatility by assuming caretaker manager and assistant manager (to Roy Hodgson) roles.

Moving to Portsmouth in November 2011, the 37-year-old worked against extreme financial restraints to help keep the southcoast club afloat and competitive. After a brief spell in charge of Blackpool, Appleton switched to Blackburn Rovers in January 2013. He won three of his first five matches, as Rovers defeated Arsenal 1-0 at The Emirates in the FA Cup fifth round.

To find out how Michael Appleton coaches counter-attack team shape click here now.
To find out how Michael Appleton coaches receiving skills click here now.


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