Football - Appleton named new Blackburn boss

Blackburn have confirmed the appointment of Michael Appleton as their new manager.

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Football - Appleton named new Blackburn boss

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Michael Appleton takes charge at Blackburn after a two-month stint at Blackpool

Appleton becomes Rovers' third boss this season despite only taking up the reins at npower Championship counterparts Blackpool two months ago.

The 37-year-old former Manchester United and Preston midfielder, who began the season in charge of League One Portsmouth, has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal at Ewood Park.

Ashley Westwood, first-team coach under Appleton at both of his previous two clubs, will join him as assistant.

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