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Blackburn want Appleton

Blackburn have made an official approach to Blackpool for manager Michael Appleton.

Last Updated: 10/01/13 at 14:15 Post Comment

Michael Appleton:The only candidate approached by Blackburn

Michael Appleton:The only candidate approached by Blackburn

Rovers have been without a manager since calling time on Henning Berg's 10-match reign two days after Christmas.

And a search headed by the club's global advisor Shebby Singh has settled on Lancashire neighbours Blackpool, who appointed Appleton just two months ago.

Blackburn's managing director Derek Shaw told the club website: "I can confirm that we have made an official approach to Blackpool FC about our interest in speaking to Michael Appleton.

"This is the only candidate we have approached for the manager's job."

Blackpool issued a statement confirming Blackburn "made a formal approach to speak to Michael Appleton", but added: "The club will be making no further comment at this stage".

Appleton left Portsmouth for Bloomfield Road in November following Ian Holloway's departure and has lost just two of his 12 games in charge.

Reserve-team manager Gary Bowyer has been in temporary control at Blackburn, meanwhile, winning all three games.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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