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Michael Appleton has spoken of a 'crazy couple of days' after leaving Portsmouth to take over the reins at Blackpool. In an interview last night he spoke about how his experience of managing a club with small financial resources will help him at Blackpool.
The search for the next manager of Portsmouth FC starts today after Michael Appleton left the club to join Blackpool. The 36-year-old left Fratton Park after 363 days at the club. Although the club was relegated to League One under his tenure, Appleton is highly regarded.
He lost his entire first-team squad during the summer because of the financial difficulties at the club. But he's since guided the team to relative safety with youngsters and short-term contract players. No names to replace Appleton are in the frame yet, but former boss Harry Redknapp is available.
Portsmouth Football Club are tonight searching for a new manager after Michael Appleton left to take over at Blackpool. He returns to the North West, where his young family still live. Coach
Guy Whittingham will take charge of Pompey for Saturday's match against Bury.