Ince happy working with helpful Oyston

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Paul Ince says he’s lucky to have a chairman like Karl Oyston.

The Blackpool boss has been linked with a number of vacant manager’s jobs this week, as the footballing world takes note of Pool’s superb start to their league campaign.

He’s listed in the betting for jobs at Middlesborough and Crystal Palace, after Tony Mowbray and Ian Holloway left their posts this week.

But with things going so well at Blackpool, it doesn’t appear to be something which interests Ince.

“As much as I am ambitious and want to win things, because I’m a winner, you have to weigh things up,” he said.

“I could go to another club now, who have a few quid, not do well and lose my job.

“I would then be left thinking why didn’t I stay at Blackpool where I could have built myself up again.

“Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener.

“I’m enjoying it here, I love it here.

“I love the team, love the players.

“This place has a nice feeling about it, and it’s hard to get that at other places.

“But it’s flattering to see my name up there.

“It shows I’m doing a good job and people are starting to take notice.

When taking the job at Bloomfield Road, Ince stated Oyston’s track record with managers was a real draw.

In his time as Pool chairman, Oyston has only sacked Colin Hendry and is known for his loyalty when the chips are down.

Ince added: “As much as I moan about the finances and things, I have a chairman here who has only sacked one manager. He doesn’t like to sack managers and that makes my job easier.

“We don’t have a chairman here who reacts badly to pressure, he isn’t going to start listening to fans.

“That’s what a lot of chairman do.

“Karl makes me feel at ease and allows me to concentrate on doing my job.”

Ince’s exploits at Bloomfield Road so far this season have got him back in the spotlight as a very decent English manager.

After difficult spells at Blackburn and Notts County, Ince struggled to get back into the game before Blackpool handed him a chance.

“People can forget about you,” he admitted.

“If you’re sat around for 14 months, all of a sudden people forget about you.

“If you’re not in the papers people forget about you.

“So it’s nice to be here where things are OK, and I presume clubs are starting to show an interest.

“I don’t read the papers so I don’t know any of the interest as I just like to focus on Blackpool Football Club.

“I’ve never felt at any time I wasn’t a good manager.

“When I lost my job in the past that made me a better manager.

“I’ve never had any money to spend at any of the clubs I’ve been at.

“As much as it’s been hard, I’ve never doubted my ability as a manager.”