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