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Blackburn install former Man United player as manager – the right choice?

Have Blackburn taken a risk by deciding to appoint Paul Ince as their new manager? All will become clear at Ewood Park once the season gets under way in August, but some will argue that chairman John Williams has taken a huge punt on someone whose only management experience includes Macclesfield Town and MK Dons.

The Daily Mirror report that not only is Ince inexperienced, compared to many of the other candidates in the running, he is also short of the necessary qualifications usually required to manage a Premier League club.

But eyebrows were raised about Ince’s commitment to getting his badges following a no-show for a coaching session last week.

Ince was due to watch an FA of Wales class at Aberystwyth in a specially arranged visit. But the Welsh were stunned when Ince failed to show.

Rovers have been given dispensation by the Premier League for Ince to gain his badges within two years.

During his playing days, Ince will best be remembered for his years at Old Trafford and the glittering array of silverware he helped his team collect. He also featured for West Ham, Liverpool and Inter Milan. However, we know that the best players don’t always equate to good managers and, despite his successes in League Two, will he emulate Mark Hughes’ achievements in Lancashire?

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