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Blackpool set to unveil Ince

Blackpool are expected to unveil Paul Ince as their new manager on Monday.

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Paul Ince: Former England international set to take over at Blackpool

Paul Ince: Former England international set to take over at Blackpool

Current caretaker boss Steve Thompson, who was in charge for their 1-0 defeat at Ipswich on Saturday, expects that to have been his last match at the helm.

"There's going to be an announcement on Monday. It's going to be Paul Ince," he said. "The deal is very close to being done."

Former England international Ince has not managed since he left Notts County almost two years ago.

Joining Blackpool would see him link up with his son Tom, who has put in a series of impressive performances this season.

Thompson has been in interim charge since Michael Appleton left for Blackburn on 11 January and he hopes at least to remain at the club to help Ince on his return to management.

"It's something I want to do," he added. "It's quite difficult stepping in as No 2.

"As much as you try and do things right, you always know that this time next week you might have your arm round a new manager as his assistant.

"I'll just have to see what happens. I think Paul wants me to work with his team. I'll keep my head down and work as hard as I can for him, but further down the line, I want to be No 1."

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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