Kenny Dalglish guided Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995, and their former manager reckons that Paul Ince is a pretty pretty pretty good appointment. The former Macclesfield and MK Dons boss was picked ahead of the likes of Sam Allardyce and Henk Ten Cate to manage the Lancashire outfit, with Setanta reporting that the Scot has faith in Ince to do a decent job.
“Some people might think it is a wee bit early, but Paul fully deserves what he has got,” the Scot told Setanta Sports News.
“If you have to start in the Premier League, there is no better club to start with than Blackburn.
“They are well balanced and have people that look after the club. They are professional, and although they are ambitious, they are realistic. “Mark Hughes did a fantastic job and it will be a disappointment that he left.
“John Williams (the chief executive) appointed Mark Hughes, and Graeme Souness, who won a trophy for them. So if John gets it right for a third time, they will be delighted.”
In the words of Sir Alan Sugar, will Ince be a ‘good team leader’? Many Premier League managers are going to get fired next season, and there is a strong possibility that Ince will be among them. This is not because he’s inexperienced or necessarily a bad coach – a poor start could cause the Rovers board to have itchy feet.
Where will Blackburn finish next season? My guess is 13th, unlucky for Ince?