Paul Ince is set to link up with his son Tom and become the new manager of Blackpool. Bookmakers have suspended the odds, with the former England skipper now widely expected to take up the reigns and become the club's third manager of what has been an eventful campaign for the Tangerines.
Back in November fan favourite Ian Holloway departed to take charge of high-flying Crystal Palace, while his replacement, Michael Appleton, harshly left the club in early January after just 65 days at the helm. Five weeks have passed since his shock switch to Blackburn Rovers but now the agonising wait for his successor is reportedly over.
Ince has been in talks with Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston and now a deal is believed to have been put in place. The 45-year-old has been out of work since April 2011 when he ended a disappointing spell in charge of Notts County. He has previously managed the likes of Blackburn Rovers, MK Dons (twice) and Macclesfield but it now appears he is ready to make his anticipated return at Bloomfield Road.