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

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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."

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