Some Oxford United and Portsmouth fans are urging their sides to reappoint Michael Appleton before the West Bromwich Albion coach heads to Lincoln City.
It follows the departure of brothers Danny and Nicky Cowley - who are said to have turned down West Brom earlier this year - to Huddersfield Town.
And Appleton's apparent availability - just five months after the former West Brom player and coach returned to The Hawthorns and six weeks since he was handed the job as Under-23s boss - has got the following Oxford United and Portsmouth fans up in arms on Twitter...
— Oli Adcock (@oufcoli) September 19, 2019
If Appleton is willing to drop back down to league 1, we should **** robinson off immediately tbh.
— Tim (@OufcGoody) September 18, 2019
I’d still rather gamble on Appleton doing better than Robinson is doing. And I bet 95% of the fans would to!— Tim (@OufcGoody) September 19, 2019
Swap Karl Robinson for Michael Appleton. There, all done.— Nick (@Creashor) September 18, 2019
Hope Appleton gets the Lincoln job and batters us this weekend, which then leads to us sacking Robbo, and then we announce Appleton as new manager.— Dan (@DanBullock_) September 19, 2019
Then we resign Roofe.
Appleton on the verge of the Lincoln job.. bollocks #pompey— tom t (@tommmmttttttttt) September 19, 2019
Looks like Appleton could be off to Lincoln.... Pompey could be running out of viable options.— andysmith (@andysmithpfc) September 19, 2019
Defeat saturday and a shoeing by them up the road must mean KJ will fall on his sword.
John Terry for me please
**** off Kenny u ******* useless **** get Appleton in for the scum game I don’t care anymore just **** off
— alfie leak (@AlfieLeak) September 17, 2019
If jackett does go then Appleton is only logical replacement he has unfinished business.— Chris Overthrow (@ChrisOverthrow) September 18, 2019
I am very much still in the Jackett in camp though.
Wouldn't say we were awful yesterday just didn't take our chances and a very poor start.
Michael Appleton. I’d have him back.— Josh (@Joshyb123) September 18, 2019
Get Appleton back, he's a coach at West Brom and I'm sure he'd leave that for a manager position, did good last time considering the circumstances— Jake #JackettOut (@Jake_PFC) September 18, 2019
There is no suggestion as yet that Appleton will leave West Brom.
Oxford United and Portsmouth sit 17th and 18th, respectively, with Lincoln City eighth in their first season back in the third tier.
Oxford United and Portsmouth fans - how good a coach is Appleton?
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