Appleton is a manager in demand

SHOULD Michael Appleton join Blackburn Rovers it will be his third managerial position of the season, and we’re not even in February.

The 37-year-old has long been touted as a successful boss having been part of Roberto Di Matteo’s coaching staff while the Italian was at West Brom.

But even Appleton must be suprised with just how in-demand his services have become in the past 12 months, culminating in Rover’s approach for the former Manchester United defender.

He began this season in charge of Portsmouth where he won praise for dealing admirably with the cash-strapped club’s perilous financial situation.

Despite seeing the club relegated from the Championship last year, his early season efforts at Fratton Park in League One were enough to convince Blackpool to appoint him as their new boss in early November.

He began his tenure at Bloomfield Road with four straight draws while picking up wins over Rovers and Peterborough.

But as the January transfer window opened, cracks began to appear at the Seasiders as Appleton expressed concerns over the transfer policy at the club before missing number of training sessions in the days leading up to Rovers’ approach.

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7:59am Fri 11 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

What is it with Mrs D and Bald Managers?
What is it with Mrs D and Bald Managers? makaveli96

10:00am Fri 11 Jan 13

rover n out says...

Shes got a baldy fetish!
Shes got a baldy fetish! rover n out

10:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

moh says...

makaveli96 wrote:
What is it with Mrs D and Bald Managers?
it appears she likes managers who dont perform on the pitch!!.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: What is it with Mrs D and Bald Managers?[/p][/quote]it appears she likes managers who dont perform on the pitch!!. moh

10:32am Fri 11 Jan 13

The Notorious DHG says...

"Where he won praise for dealing admirably with the cash-strapped club’s perilous financial situation".

Kean won praise from all angles for putting up with the so-called abuse he suffered, doesn't mean he was a good manager. It's like saying to a little kid, "Well you didn't win, but what's important is that you tried your hardest".

I want my club run properly, in a way respectful to both the loyal fans and staff. Kean was the wrong move. Berg was the wrong move. The club is losing fans, players and money hand over fist. The owners must ba able to see this and yet persist in cheap, experimental appointments.

As for the rumours of direct dealing with India via Anderson, if this is true, it is disgraceful. But how good a manager must Anderson be or how gullible must Venky's be, to convince them that in crisis times like these, paying compensation to land a manager who obviously has no loyalty and with a similar record to the one we just sacked is the way forward?

I take it Appleton is represented by SEM?
"Where he won praise for dealing admirably with the cash-strapped club’s perilous financial situation". Kean won praise from all angles for putting up with the so-called abuse he suffered, doesn't mean he was a good manager. It's like saying to a little kid, "Well you didn't win, but what's important is that you tried your hardest". I want my club run properly, in a way respectful to both the loyal fans and staff. Kean was the wrong move. Berg was the wrong move. The club is losing fans, players and money hand over fist. The owners must ba able to see this and yet persist in cheap, experimental appointments. As for the rumours of direct dealing with India via Anderson, if this is true, it is disgraceful. But how good a manager must Anderson be or how gullible must Venky's be, to convince them that in crisis times like these, paying compensation to land a manager who obviously has no loyalty and with a similar record to the one we just sacked is the way forward? I take it Appleton is represented by SEM? The Notorious DHG

2:21pm Fri 11 Jan 13

MxMave says...

A pathetic move, no matter how its sugar coated. Venkys have purposefully hired this guy as they see it as a surefire way to gaurentee the clubs demise.
A pathetic move, no matter how its sugar coated. Venkys have purposefully hired this guy as they see it as a surefire way to gaurentee the clubs demise. MxMave

2:27pm Fri 11 Jan 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

Funny pic on facebook going round of Kean/Berg/Appleton with Dessaiiii underneath.. Caption reads:

Bald managers

Make me wet

I know its a joke all of this, a painful one! But hey, lets just ride the ship until it ends up in the black hole we are being dragged towards!

RTID
Funny pic on facebook going round of Kean/Berg/Appleton with Dessaiiii underneath.. Caption reads: Bald managers Make me wet I know its a joke all of this, a painful one! But hey, lets just ride the ship until it ends up in the black hole we are being dragged towards! RTID ChrisDeBerg

2:34pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

Can this dire situation get any worse ? we thought it couldnt,,,,,WE were wrong,its almost like the Venkys are so determined to destroy this football club by any means possible,,buffoons like agnew and shaw are deluded if they think appleton is the answer to the managerial seat,,,,,,,l will give him very little time because his record is garbage ,,enough said on that,,gary bowyer till the end of the season,he will keep us in league 1, appleton may take us further down the trough,,its criminal what is going on at ewood,,
Can this dire situation get any worse ? we thought it couldnt,,,,,WE were wrong,its almost like the Venkys are so determined to destroy this football club by any means possible,,buffoons like agnew and shaw are deluded if they think appleton is the answer to the managerial seat,,,,,,,l will give him very little time because his record is garbage ,,enough said on that,,gary bowyer till the end of the season,he will keep us in league 1, appleton may take us further down the trough,,its criminal what is going on at ewood,, noddy57

2:41pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

Can this dire situation get any worse ? we thought it couldnt,,,,,WE were wrong,its almost like the Venkys are so determined to destroy this football club by any means possible,,buffoons like agnew and shaw are deluded if they think appleton is the answer to the managerial seat,,,,,,,l will give him very little time because his record is garbage ,,enough said on that,,gary bowyer till the end of the season,he will keep us in league 1, appleton may take us further down the trough,,its criminal what is going on at ewood,,
Can this dire situation get any worse ? we thought it couldnt,,,,,WE were wrong,its almost like the Venkys are so determined to destroy this football club by any means possible,,buffoons like agnew and shaw are deluded if they think appleton is the answer to the managerial seat,,,,,,,l will give him very little time because his record is garbage ,,enough said on that,,gary bowyer till the end of the season,he will keep us in league 1, appleton may take us further down the trough,,its criminal what is going on at ewood,, noddy57

10:14pm Fri 11 Jan 13

rovertoys says...

so they have so much money to waste on managers. Sam paid compo, Kean paid Compo, Berg paid compo, appleton paid compo to bring him in. They should have spend the money on players
so they have so much money to waste on managers. Sam paid compo, Kean paid Compo, Berg paid compo, appleton paid compo to bring him in. They should have spend the money on players rovertoys

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