Football: Blackburn sack Appleton, Bowyer will be their fourth manager this season
LONDON (REUTERS) - English second-tier football club Blackburn Rovers sacked Michael Appleton on Tuesday, 67 days after he became their third manager of the season.
The Championship side, relegated from the Premier League last season, announced the dismissal on their website (www.rovers.co.uk) under the headline "Managerial changes announced".
"Blackburn Rovers FC can confirm that Michael Appleton has been relieved of his duties as manager along with assistant manager Ashley Westwood, first-team coach Darren Moore and head of senior recruitment Luke Dowling," the club statement said.
Reserve team coach Gary Bowyer will take charge for the remainder of the season.