Ince’s long-term Pool vision

Blackpool manager Paul Ince
Blackpool manager Paul Ince
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Paul Ince is delighted with his start as Blackpool boss and is determined to make it a long-term project.

Pool have lost only two of their 18 games since Ince took over from Michael Appleton in February.

Under Ince the Seasiders have won seven games, giving the manager a win rate of 39 per cent, but more impressive is that they have avoided defeat in 89 per cent of his matches in charge.

After short spells at MK Dons, Blackburn and Notts County, Ince says he wants to be at Bloomfield Road for the long term.

“It would be nice for me to get some stability and stay here for a while,” he said.

“If you look at my CV, it’s a year here, six months there, so it would be nice to get past two years here at Blackpool.

“I might not have a chairman who’s always going to support me financially, but he’ll always support me as a manager and that’s what I want.”

Ince appeared to be way down chairman Karl Oyston’s wanted list when Appleton quit back in January.

Pool interviewed a host of managers before turning to the former England captain. And Ince feels he has improved as a boss since Notts County sacked him in 2011.

He said: “I’ve only been managing for five years, so I’ve got a lot to learn. I’ll make mistakes but I’ll keep on learning.

“Being at Blackpool gives me the chance to keep on learning and make the odd mistake along the way.

“But I’ve learned from the mistakes I’ve made in the past and would like to think I’m better for it.

“As much as everyone gets on the chairman’s back, he doesn’t fire managers. He’s fired one in 15 years.”