Blackpool Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Appleton as the club's new manager.
The 36-year-old, who has spent the past 12 months managing on the south coast with Portsmouth FC, has agreed a one-year rolling contract at Bloomfield Road.
Appleton, who started his professional career as a midfielder at Manchester United, retired from the game at the age of 27 due to injury. He has since embarked on a career in coaching and previously worked with Roy Hodgson and Roberto Di Matteo at West Bromwich Albion.
Joining Appleton in the move from Fratton Park will be Ashley Westwood, who has been named as First Team Coach. Steve Thompson will continue in his role as Assistant Manager.
The Official Website will have reaction to this news shortly.