Michael Appleton has been sacked by Blackburn Rovers after just 67 days in charge. The 43-year-old failed to win any of his eight final games in charge, which resulted in the club's ruthless owners booting him out the exit door.
After a playing career that was plagued by injury, Michael Appleton was appointed first team coach at West Bromwich Albion in June 2009 and was a well respected member of the coaching staff.
When Roberto Di Matteo was placed on gardenind leave by the Baggies in February 2011, Appleton was handed the job of handling first team affairs and took over as caretaker-manager.
However, his big break came later on in the year as in November 2011, Appleton was unveiled as the new boss of Portsmouth Football Club and signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Championship side.
Appleton couldn't save the club from relegation at the end of the season.