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Blackpool reappoint Michael Appleton as head coach - The Athletic

Blackpool have appointed Michael Appleton as their new head coach on a four-year contract until June 2026.Appleton, 46, has returned to Bloomfield Road after...

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Blackpool have appointed Michael Appleton as their new head coach on a four-year contract until June 2026.

Appleton, 46, has returned to Bloomfield Road after spending 65 days in charge of the club in 2012-13 before departing to take charge of Blackburn Rovers.

The news comes after former boss Neil Critchley left to become assistant manager to Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa.

Speaking of the move, Appleton said: “I am absolutely delighted to be here. To be able to come back to the club, with where the club is at during this moment in time, after two really successful seasons, I can’t wait to get started.

“The fans will certainly have seen glimpses of what I tried to do in my days at Lincoln.

“I want to play aggressive, forward-thinking football and we have certain things that we want from the players when we’re playing, dependent on opposition clearly.

“We just want to be exciting and get people off their seats.”

Appleton left Lincoln City at the end of April after spending three years at the club.

He oversaw 142 matches at City, including leading them to the League One play-off final in 2020-21.

Blackpool finished 16th in the Championship during the 2021-22 season.

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