Blackburn Rovers Sack Michael Appleton

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 19 March 2013, 11:55

The astonishingly rapid turnover of managers at Ewood Park continues today after Blackburn Rovers decided to sack Michael Appleton after just two months in charge. The shocking news comes just two days after Rovers drew with fierce rivals Burnley, which left them four points above the Championship relegation zone in 18th place.

Rovers are now remarkably on the hunt for their fourth permanent manager of the season. Back in September Steve Kean was "forced to resign" when the club were flying-high in second-place after his position had become untenable. Eric Black was placed in caretaker charge for a month, before the club named former player Henning Berg as Kean's successor.
Michael Appleton
However, the Norwegian lasted just 57 days at the helm before getting the chop, with the club winning just one of his 10 matches in charge. Gary Bowyer was caretaker manager for a couple of weeks until Michael Appleton came in after ditching fellow Championship side Blackpool after just 13 games in charge.

The former Pompey boss lasted just 67 days, 10 days more than Berg, as he was sent packing after failing to win any of his final eight games in charge. In total Appleton won four, drew five and lost six of his matches in the dugout.

At this early stage Sky Bet have installed Judan Ali as the 5/1 favourite in the Next Blackburn Rovers Manager Odds, while the likes of Tim Sherwood, Peter Taylor and Alex McLeish are all in the mix.


Managers Departed

Last man down

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes
(Oldham Athletic)
14th March