Blackburn confirm appointment of Appleton from Blackpool

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of manager Michael Appleton from Blackpool.

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of manager Michael Appleton from Blackpool.

The 37-year old has departed Bloomfield Road after just 11 matches in charge following his replacement of Ian Holloway and has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Rovers.

"I am delighted to be joining such an historic club. This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am excited about the challenge we have ahead of us,” read a statement from Appleton.

"I can't wait to start working with what is a very talented group of players.

"I'd like to thank everyone at Blackpool for their efforts during my time there and the chairman for allowing me to come here. I wish them all the best for the future."

The Ewood Park job is Appleton’s third of the campaign after starting with Portsmouth prior to his Blackpool move.

 
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