Lincoln City have confirmed the appointment of Michael Appleton as their new first team manager, replacing the Cowley Brothers.
The new boss joins after being part of the coaching set up at West Bromwich Albion and has signed a contract until the summer of June 2023.
✍️ The Imps are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Appleton as Lincoln City's new first team manager.#ImpsAsOne
— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) September 20, 2019
Chairman Clive Nates said: “I am delighted that we have secured the appointment of Michael Appleton as our new First Team Manager and have total confidence that he is the right man for the job.” Clive said.
“Michael has all the qualities we have been searching for to continue our progress as a Club, having spent three very successful years at this weekend’s opponents, Oxford United, where he achieved promotion to League 1 as well as a number of exciting cup runs, including two visits to Wembley in successive years in the EFL Trophy.
“Although it is pleasing that we have made an appointment in just under two weeks, the priority has always been to undertake a proper due diligence process and make the right appointment for the long-term benefit of the club, regardless of the length of the process.
“Thanks to a remarkable three years of success and progress, we have a momentum to carry forward. The board remains committed to continuing the transformation of the club with the aim of establishing ourselves higher in the football pyramid.”
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