Amex Stadium

Next Game

Brighton v Blackpool

Monday, 21 April 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bloomfield Road

Last Game

Blackpool 0 - 1 Burnley

Friday, 18 April 2014, 17:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Ince sack led to winger's exit

Paul Ince feels his controversial sacking by Blackpool was not done in 'the right way' and made it difficult for his son Tom to remain at the club.

Last Updated: 02/02/14 at 23:30 Post Comment   

Paul Ince: Not happy with the way he was informed of Blackpool sacking

Paul Ince: Not happy with the way he was informed of Blackpool sacking

Ince was notified of chairman Karl Oyston's decision by text message while he was studying for his coaching licence at St George's Park.

He said the way the decision was relayed to him was 'not nice' and played a part in Tom Ince's transfer away Bloomfield Road to Crystal Palace on transfer deadline day.

"It must be hard when your dad has been texted to say he's been sacked," he told Sky Sports News. "I was actually on a course so I didn't know it had happened until my wife told me.

"She wondered why I was in a good mood. It wasn't nice and it wasn't the best way to do it. I had a good relationship with Karl Oyston and to do it that way wasn't the right way, for me."

Ince was a busy man on transfer deadline day as he accompanied his son for contract talks at several Premier League clubs before eventually agreeing a deal at Palace.

He does feel, though, that the high-pressure situation of a transfer window puts a lot of pressure on the players involved in transfers.

"I don't like the window and Tom made his decision to go to Palace at about 10.30 that evening," he said. "To ask a kid to make a decision like that in such a short space of time is difficult.

"We spoke to a few clubs, we went down to Swansea and we spoke to Mark Hughes, Brucey (Steve Bruce), Gus (Poyet), we were all over the place."

There was interest in Tom Ince from Liverpool, whom he left for Blackpool in August 2011 after failing to force his way into the first team.

But while such a move appealed to the player, his father Paul believes it would have been the wrong option at this stage of his career.

"Liverpool were in but I don't think Thomas is ready to go to Liverpool yet," he said. "Brendan (Rodgers) has done very well there and he does play the kids but for his progression as a footballer it needed to be a Stoke, a Swansea, a Palace or a Hull at this point.

"Maybe in two or three years' time that might be a move for him."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Premier League: Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues' title hopes.

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property