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Michael Appleton has emerged as favourite to become the next manager of Lincoln City

Michael Appleton in talks to become new manager of Lincoln City after the departure of Danny Cowley

  • Michael Appleton is in talks to become the new manager of Lincoln City
  • Appleton, 43, has previously held the role of caretaker boss at Leicester City 
  • The Imps are continuing to find Danny Cowley’s replacement after he left
  • Cowley brought his time at the club to an end to take over at Huddersfield Town 
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Michael Appleton is in talks to become the new manager of Lincoln City.

The West Brom U23s coach has held initial discussions and has emerged as favourite to succeed Danny Cowley.

Appleton, 43, has previously been caretaker boss at Leicester City and managed Oxford United, Portsmouth and Blackpool.

Michael Appleton has emerged as favourite to become the next manager of Lincoln City

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Michael Appleton has emerged as favourite to become the next manager of Lincoln City

The Imps are continuing to weigh up their options as they seek a replacement for Cowley. 

Along with brother Nicky, Cowley brought an end to his time at Sincil Bank after agreeing to become manager at Championship strugglers Huddersfield Town. 

Lincoln remain an attractive proposition as they sit eighth in League One after their opening nine matches. They have four wins, one draw and four defeats so far.