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Appleton confirmed as new Blackburn Rovers manager

Blackpool boss Michael Appleton will move to Blackburn Rovers on a two and a half year deal.

The 37-year-old, who succeeds Henning Berg, will be joined at Ewood Park by assistant Ashley Westwood.

After a day of discussions with Blackpool FC, Rovers were granted permission to speak to the highly-rated duo on Thursday night.

They arrived at Ewood on Friday morning, accompanied by their lawyer, before putting pen-to-paper on two-and-a-half-year deals.

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