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Guv'nor wants to take charge again

LOVE OF THE GAME: Paul Ince

PAUL INCE has not shut the door on managing a football club again in the future. Ince’s last job was at Notts County in April but he is keen to return to the dug-out one day.

“I’m not going to say that I’m going to wait for the right club, or the right money, because that’s not me,” he told Sky Sports.

“I need a club that’s ambitious and I can build a team like I did at MK Dons and Macclesfield to a certain degree. The only teams I’ve failed at was at the ones where I haven’t been able to build things and bring in the players I wanted to.
I don’t want to be a yo-yo manager. I want to go to a club that gives me three years or so of backing.”

Ince’s highest profile manager’s job to date was at Premier League Blackburn Rovers. But he was sacked after less than six months in charge with the club second-bottom of the table in 2008.

A year later he once again took over the reins at Milton Keynes Dons on a two-year deal. However he announced that he would leave the job a year early, at the end of the 2009–10 season.

Ince, dubbed the Guv'nor during his illustrious playing days, returned to management in October 2010, signing a three year deal with Notts County. He left the club by mutual consent after losing a club record nine games in a row.

Of his time at Rovers he said: “We lost influential players and we you start getting on that roll of losing games and it’s hard to get out of it.

“When we were getting beat it is was only by the odd goal and it wasn’t like we were in the bottom three. We needed to change the team and we didn’t have the finance. It was always going to be a battle.

“If I’d got the backing that the present manager [Steve Kean] is getting it would have been welcome. If the board at the time had said they believed in me it would have stopped all the speculation.

“I’ve been a manager for five years and I love it. I think you can sometimes love it too much and rush into things straight away and you can make the wrong decisions.”

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