PAUL Ince has poured cold water on speculation linking him with a move to Leicester City.
National newspaper reports claimed the Blackpool boss was heading to the King Power Stadium to replace current boss Nigel Pearson.
Leicester have struggled of late and tumbled out of the play-off places following Monday’s shock defeat to Barnsley.
Despite claims he was ready to become the third manager to quit the Bloomfield Road hotseat in five months, Ince said: “As far as I’m concerned, my job is here at Blackpool. I’m enjoying it.
“I want to get to that 54-point mark and move this club forward.”
Ince has made a decent start at Bloomfield, losing only two of his eight games so far.
The improvements he has made in defence have been most impressive, with Pool conceding only four goals in their last seven games. And he intends to build on that progress.
Ince revealed: “There was a situation, maybe four years ago, when Leicester tried to take me. I felt then it wasn’t the right time.
“I presume this time they are putting two and two together and coming back with five.
“It’s nice to be linked with clubs, don’t get me wrong, but this club needs stability. It needs to stabilise.”
Blackpool are only three points above the Championship drop zone, despite picking up a big four points over the Easter weekend.
And Ince thinks this year’s Championship is like no other. “Looking from the outside in the past, it’s always been close but there are normally only five or six teams down at the bottom.
“But this year it’s mad. Any other year we’d be safe by now but people below us keep winning. Everyone’s fighting for their lives down there and that’s what’s making it so close.”