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The young manager, currently at the help of Portsmouth, is among the odds-makers favorites to replace Owen Coyle at Bolton Wanderers.
At 36 years old and with less than a year of managerial experience under his belt, Michael Appleton is far and away the biggest risk Bolton Wanderers could take in their hunt for a new manager. Appleton has done reasonably well at Portsmouth given everything that's gone on at that club in his time as manager. This includes administration, points deductions, and relegation.
Speaking to the Portsmouth News, Appleton has now come out with a statement saying that he has not yet been contacted by Bolton Wanderers:
"From my point of view, until I'm contacted by Bolton or any other club out there or I'm contacted by the administrator to tell me there's an interest, I'll continue to work with the players.
"They deserve my full 100-per-cent commitment. I'll continue to do that until I know differently."