Paul Ince is the former Manager of Blackburn Rovers, MK Dons, Macclesfield Town and Notts County who is currently in charge of Championship side Blackpool.
Ince had a high profile playing career and played at the highest level for clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan, as well as playing for England on 53 occasions. Ince was a tough tackling central midfielder who would never shy away from a battle on the pitch and that is something he has carried on to his management career.
Ince started out in coaching as a Player-Coach with Swindon Town, but in 2006 left the club to become player-manager at Macclesfield Town, who he saved from relegation on the final day of the season. In June 2007 he was appointed manager of MK Dons, with whom he won promotion to League One and also won the Football League Trophy.
He was appointed in charge of Premier League side Blackburn Rovers in June 2008 and thus became the first ever black British manager in England's top division. However, after a poor start to the season he was sacked in December 2008 as he struggled to improve the North West side.
Ince returned to MK Dons in July 2009, only to leave the club at the end of the season. In October 2010 he became manager of League One side Notts County but again left a club early after the club lost nine games in a row.
Ince will be eager to venture back into football management, but with a fairly poor record at the helm of a plethora of clubs, he will need to improve his style to gain those all-important managerial posts.