Blackburn Rovers have appointed Michael Appleton as their new manager.
The former Blackpool boss replaces Henning Berg who endured a torrid ten-game spell in charge at Ewood Park where they only won one game.
Appleton told the club’s official website: "I am delighted to be joining such an historic club. This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am excited about the challenge we have ahead of us.
"I can't wait to start working with what is a very talented group of players.
"I'd like to thank everyone at Blackpool for their efforts during my time there and the chairman for allowing me to come here. I wish them all the best for the future."
Rovers' managing director Derek Shaw said: "We are delighted to welcome both Michael and Ashley to the football club.
"They are both highly regarded within the game and we are confident that they have the drive and ambition to take this club forward.
"We will do everything in our powers to support them in our quest to make an instant return to the Premier League."