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UPDATED: Appleton sacked by Blackburn Rovers
GARY Bowyer will be asked to take charge of Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season - after Michael Appleton was sacked as manager following just 15 games in charge.
Rovers' reserve boss, who stepped in for Henning Berg earlier in the campaign, will step in for Appleton, with Terry McPhillips being made his assistant.
The decision was taken to dismiss Appleton after week-long talks with global advisor Shebby Singh, with managing director Derek Shaw and operations director Paul Agnew not involved in the decision.
The Rovers boss was dismissed today along with head of recruitment Luke Dowling, coach Darren Moore and and assistant manager Ashley Westwood.
Rovers officials and Shebby Singh were unavailable for comment.
When contacted by the Lancashire Telegraph, several Rovers' players were unaware of the news.
Following Sunday's 1-1 draw with Burnley to leave Rovers four points above the drop zone, Rovers owners have stunned supporters by opting to axe Appleton after just 15 games.
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