Championship transfer rumours: Aston Villa forked out seven-figure sum for Blackpool boss, Watford could sell play-off winner this summer

Here are all the best from today’s Championship transfer rumours.

Monday, 20th June 2022, 9:03 am

Blackpool confirmed the appointment of Michael Appleton as their new Head Coach on Friday.

The 46-year-old returns to Bloomfield Road after a brief spell in charge in 2012 and has signed a four-year deal.

The former Lincoln City boss has expressed his excitement at managing the Championship club.

Speaking to Blackpool FC, Appleton said: “I’m really excited for the challenge that lies ahead and I can’t wait to get started.

“After leaving my previous job at Lincoln, I was always looking for the next challenge to get my teeth into. To come back here at this moment after two really successful years at the Club is something I’m looking forward to. After speaking to the Board about the possibility of coming back, you could feel the enthusiasm and energy from them, and I think they felt that from me as well.

“The Club has enjoyed great success over the past couple of seasons in getting promoted and then solidifying themselves in the Championship. We want to build on that even further now, and be as competitive as possible in this division.”

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