Oyston: Appleton was always our first choice

Michael Appleton

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MICHAEL Appleton was Blackpool’s first choice to replace Ian Holloway, according to Karl Oyston.

The Pool chairman, along with club secretary Matt Williams, compiled a shortlist on Saturday night and made an immediate approach to Portsmouth over the weekend.

Permission to talk to Appleton was granted and the Pool pair met him on Sunday evening.


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