Thursday, June 19, 2008

Paul Ince To Become Premier League's First British Black Manager

Hurray! The English papers are reporting that Paul Ince is to be named Blackburn manager to succeed Mark Hughes.

Any white player with Ince's credentials (as a player: 2 Premier Leagues titles, 2 FA Cups, 1 Cup-Winners' Cup, 1 League Cup, 53 caps for his country) would have been offered a position when he hung up his boots, like Alan Shearer who is mentioned as a serious candidate for just about every Premier League opening. And check out the comparison at the end of this article between Roy Keane and Gareth Southgate's experience before being named directly as Premier League managers, to Ince who had to work his way up to the job.

Paul Ince started at the bottom , managing Swindon Town, Macclesfield Town, and MK Dons in Leagues One and Two, successfully keeping Macclesfield from being relegated, and taking MK Dons to promotion to League One. So it's about time he got the big job. Good luck Paul Ince!

BBC Sport: Ince set to become Blackburn boss

Telegraph (uk): Paul Ince set to become new Blackburn Rovers manager as replacement for Mark Hughes

Times (uk): Paul Ince expected to be named Blackburn Rovers manager

Daily Mail (uk): Blackburn to make Ince their Guv'nor as Dons prepare to name their price

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