Blackpool appoint Paul Ince on a one-year rolling contract
Blackpool FC today announced Paul Ince as the club's new manager.
The club have had a difficult season with regards to managers. Ian Holloway, who was at the helm when the season began, left for Crystal Palace. His replacement Michael Appleton then left for Blackburn in January, and caretaker manager Steve Thompson has been in charge since.
This appointment sees Paul Ince taking on his 7th managerial role, having started at Swindon Town as player/coach. He subsequently moved to Macclesfield Town, taking the club out of the relegation zone and keeping them in League 2,
He then moved on to Milton Keynes Dons, winning his first silverware as manager, when MK Dons beat Grimsby Town 2-0 in the Football League Trophy final. He then led the Dons to the League 2 title.
After taking charge of Blackburn Rovers in 2008, Paul Ince became the first black manager in the Premier League. He has since managed MK Dons for a second time and had a short spell at Notts County.
Paul Ince has spoken in the past about the inclusion of the Rooney rule in England, saying "I think it's something we need to really look at. It is an issue. We're in the 21st Century and we're talking about the lack of black managers.
"I hope it's not one of those things where we mention it and nothing gets done. Hopefully something will be done about it". Show Racism the Red Card also fully supports the Rooney rule, and wishes patron Paul Ince the best of luck in this new managerial role.