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Bye bye Blackburn: Football's short managerial stints
20 March 2013
Last updated at 11:53
Following Michael Appleton's departure from Blackburn Rovers, Newsbeat looks at some of the shortest managerial spells in English football.
Michael Appleton has been sacked as Blackburn boss after 15 games and 67 days at Ewood Park. He's the third manager to leave the club this season. He's seen here with Rovers defender Martin Olsson after defeating Arsenal in February - they haven't won since then.
Alex McLeish left Nottingham Forest after 40 days in February 2013 following a disagreement with the club's Kuwaiti owners. The team only won one game out of seven under his leadership losing four of those matches.
Blackburn Rovers sacked Norwegian manager Henning Berg in December 2012 after just 57 days in charge. The club had won just one of their 10 matches after he replaced Steve Kean.
Paul Hart left Queens Park Rangers in January 2010 after only five games. The former Portsmouth boss managed one win at the Loftus Road club.
Leroy Rosenior, right, is thought to have had the shortest managerial reign in the history of English football. He was reportedly sacked from his job at Torquay United 10 minutes after being appointed in May 2007 because new owners took over.
Martin Ling joined Cambridge United in the summer of 2009 but quit after only nine days because he fell out with then chairman George Rolls. He returned just a week later, following Rolls' departure and led the Abbey Stadium club for 18 months.
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