Appleton becomes third managerial casualty of the season at Ewood Park.
Championship side Blackburn Rovers have parted ways with manager Michael Appleton according to BBC Sport.
The club have announced that Appleton will no longer take charge of the team, becoming the third manager to be shown the exit door at Ewood Park this season.
Appleton lasted a mere 67 days and 15 games in the job. The former Blackpool boss follows in the footsteps of Steve Kean and Henning Berg, the latter of which was also sacked after just 57 days in charge.
Reserve team coach Gary Bowyer will take charge of the club until a new manager is appointed.
Blackburn are currently in 18th place in the Championship and sit just four points above the relegation zone.
The sacking is just the latest in a long line of incidents at the club since they were taken over by Venky’s.
Steve Kean was reportedly forced to resign from the club after a series of protests by the Rovers fans. But the club have failed to return to the lofty heights they enjoyed under Kean’s reign.
Kean left the club in a top six position but they have since been on a downhill spiral that could see them suffer their second successive relegation.