EXCLUSIVE: Ince lands Blackpool job… and the chance to manage his son Tom!
Gordon Strachan and Gavin Strachan
Coventry – 1997-2001
Ince was the latest in a long line to
have talks with Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and will be unveiled as
the new Bloomfield Road boss.
The 45-year old former MK Dons,
Blackburn and Notts County manager 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.
of Blackpool's star forward Tom Ince, the ex-Manchester United and
Liverpool midfielder has agreed to retain assistant manager Steve
Thompson, who has served as caretaker in recent weeks, as his No 2.
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!