Who will be the next Portsmouth manager?

Michael Appleton has left Portsmouth to manage Blackbool Credit: PA

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.

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Michael Appleton leaves Pompey

Portsmouth Football Club are searching for a new manager after Michael Appleton left to take over at Blackpool.