Blackburn Rovers appoint Michael Appleton

Blackburn Rovers have this evening confirmed the appointment of Michael Appleton as their new Manager.

He becomes the third man to lead the club this season after the likes of Steve Kean and Henning Berg, who was sacked two weeks ago.

It is a strange move for Appleton, who only spent two months in charge at Blackpool winning 2 games in his tenure as Manager, before reports from Bloomfield Road suggested he wasn't happy with their transfer policy.

There didn't appear to be much animosity from Chairman Karl Oyston who stated:

"There's been no big bust-up as some people would like to imagine," he told Sky Sports News. "What we told Michael when we first saw him and interviewed him is exactly what we were doing in practice.

"So, no change and no upheaval. Michael's just had a better offer and understandably wanted to grab that better offer."

Appleton has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Ewood Park, and was in the stands to watch his new side grind out a 1-1 draw away to Wolves in the Championship this evening, before officially taking over on Monday alongside Assistant Manager Ashley Westwood