Superb read that. Can't imagine anyone reading that and not being excited at his imminent appointment. The range of experiences that he's had in football for his age - and at a variety of levels - is amazing.
Ive known of Appleton for a while, not followed him closely but being a United fan i was always aware of him as a player and knew of his career after that from time to time.. mostly his Blackburn time and then Leicester.... I hope the rumours are true, simply because i think after Lennon he seems like a good choice to evolve the club and in the right way.
I loved Lennon's tenure and was sorely disappointed with how it ended, and have criticised the board publicly about my theories on the matter.... but one thing can be said about Lennon, he brought a winning mentality to Hibs and instilled a fighting instinct second to none... but I am pretty sure there was less discipline from an organisational sense with Lennon as we would have loved... he wore his heart on his sleeve and i guess thats how he managed.... Parker probably was the Yin to his Yang.
Having spent some time this past week looking further into Appleton's managerial approach i think he could bring some great qualities to the club and build on what Lennon has left behind.