Ince 'over the moon' as Blackpool confirm appointment of former MK Dons manager
Gordon Strachan and Gavin Strachan
Coventry – 1997-2001
'It’s great to be here,' said Ince.
'Considering I’ve watched the team play for the last 14 months, it’s
strange sitting here as the manager, having obviously watched Blackpool
as a fan as well as watching my son play.
'I’m over the moon though and
delighted, it’s great to be back on the training ground and great to be
involved with, and in charge of, a great bunch of lads.
'I’ve worked with a lot of players and
the spirit and togetherness of the lads is absolutely fantastic. I’m
glad I’ve been given the opportunity by Karl Oyston.'
Ince was the latest in a long line to
have talks with Oyston.
The 45-year old has been out of work since April
However, he impressed Oyston with his knowledge of Blackpool’s strengths
and weaknesses after watching every one of their games this season.
Paul was in the crowd last week to see 21-year-old Tom score for England Under 21s in their 4-0 win over Sweden.
Back in the game: Ince's last job in management ended with the sack from Notts County in April 2011
Lionheart: Ince had a top class career as a player with England, Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan
But Ince Snr was spotted getting a clip round the ear from wife Claire
for sitting in silent appreciation of his son's goal on the rebound late
in the first half as though he'd seen him score for England a
million times before.
Claire, by contrast, was right on her feet and jumping about in
celebration – before whacking her husband to encourage him to liven up.
Bright future: England U21 star Tom Ince has attracted interest from Liverpool and Reading, among others
VIDEO Watch Paul Ince get a clip round the ear from his missus – for not celebrating son Tom's goal!