Blackpool FC sack manager Paul Ince
Paul Ince has left the Lancashire club following crisis talks with chairman Karl Oyston
January 21st, 2014
Blackpool enjoyed a bright start to the season although the Tangerines have been sinking like a stone in recent weeks, with Paul Ince being given his marching orders on Tuesday morning after further talks with Karl Oyston.
Barry Ferguson will take temporary charge of a squad that includes Ince’s son Thomas although the youngster has been linked with a move to a Premier League club or potentially Monaco and may well make the transfer before the end of January.
It was 30 November when Blackpool last won a football match and a 1-1 draw with Leeds on Boxing Day is the only time they have avoided defeat in the last ten matches, with a relegation scrap on the cards for the seaside club.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Barnsley was the final straw for Oyston who may well install Ferguson as permanent boss if the latter can steer Blackpool to victory against Doncaster this weekend for what has become a must-win fixture.
There has been murmurings of discontent at Bloomfield Road recently, with Michael Chopra recently describing a training session as a “shambles” which saw the striker receive a big fine, although Paul Ince recently claimed that son Thomas would be staying at the club until the summer.
“Thomas loves playing for this club and loves the fans,” he told the Blackpool Gazette a few days ago.
“It’s only natural he will move on eventually, but that will not be in this window.
“He wants to help the players and fans stay in this league.”
Perhaps that view might change now that his father has been axed by Blackpool, with the team just eight points above the relegation zone.