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Appleton unsure if victory against Leeds will be his Foxes swansong

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By Sean Taylor

Michael Appleton made it two wins in as many matches against Leeds in the Carabao Cup, but he is unsure if it will be his last game as Leicester caretaker manager.

Appleton, in charge since Craig Shakespeare was sacked a week ago, said after overseeing last night's 3-1 victory that he expected to remain in charge for the Premier League visit of Everton on Sunday - as things stand.

However, the 41-year-old has not spoken to the club's Thai owners since Friday and acknowledges how quickly the situation could change with Leicester having held talks with prospective candidates - most notably former Southampton boss Claude Puel.

"It's been a bit of a rollercoaster," said Appleton. "It's been a difficult week, there's no doubt about that. To lose your manager, things then happened very, very quickly. It certainly would've been a lot worse had we not won the two matches.

"As it stands at the minute, I'm expecting to take the team on Sunday, but I know how quickly things can move.

"But I'm not really thinking that far ahead to be honest, I'm just thinking about making sure the lads get a proper recovery session in. We're in again on Friday preparing for Everton.

"When I first spoke to the powers that be it was literally just take every game as it comes. That's not something that's new to me."

Leeds settled first and took the lead through Pablo Hernandez.

However, Kelechi Iheanacho quickly equalised and then set through Islam Slimani in the second half before substitute Riyad Mahrez scored late on.

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