Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool
Blackpool have sacked manager Paul Ince after less than a year in charge of the Championship club.
The 46-year-old was appointed in February 2013 following previous boss Michael Appleton’s move to Blackburn.
The Seasiders were briefly top of the Championship this season after winning five of their opening six games, but have not won since November 30.
His last match was a 2-0 defeat at bottom club Barnsley on Saturday. Ince’s assistants, Alex Rae and Steve Thompson, have also left the club.
The former Manchester United, Inter Milan, Liverpool and England midfielder previously managed Macclesfield Town, MK Dons, Blackburn and Notts County.
At Stadium MK he won the League Two title and Football League Trophy before being given a chance in the Premier League by Blackburn.
But Ince was sacked by Blackburn after less than six months after winning six out of 21 games in all competitions.
After leaving Notts County in April 2011, he was out of work for almost two years before joining Blackpool on a one-year rolling contract.
He was given the task of keeping the club in the Championship and met that target as they finished last season in 15th place, five points above the relegation zone.
But a poor run of recent form, which brought just two points from their last 12 games and an FA Cup third-round defeat at Bolton, prompted chairman Karl Oyston to relieve Ince of his post.
From BBC Sport