The Seasiders are currently 23rd in the table with 26 points, with their last league victory coming in October..
Appleton’s departure has pleased supporters, but some believe the club should have acted sooner.
“We were sleepwalking to relegation and the decision should have been made after the Wigan game, as the situation was irreversible,” one fan wrote, “but well done to the club for acting and hopefully they will bring some positivity back.”
“That is the best news I’ve heard all week,” said another.
“The best news,” said a third. “I hope we can stay up now.”
A fourth stated, “It’s about time. “I never thought it would happen..
Appleton has only managed six wins in 27 Championship games since taking over in the summer, with Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road proving to be his final match in charge of the club.
Since his departure, fans have speculated on who might be the next person in charge at Bloomfield Road.
“Get Holloway back,” one person said.
“Give it to Big Sam (Allardyce) until the end of the season,” said another..
“Steven Gerrard is available,” wrote a third.
“My uncle has been crying out for Sam Allardyce, but not for me,” a fourth said. Holloway would remove the roof. There are several contenders out there..
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