Paul Ince has returned to MK Dons for his second spell as manager little more than a year after leaving for Blackburn, the club have announced.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder has signed a two-year deal with the Buckinghamshire club and he will be hoping to repeat the success of his previous one-year spell when he led them to the Coca-Cola League Two title as well as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
The 41-year-old then moved to Blackburn where he experienced a turbulent six months in charge of the Premier League club and he was sacked after winning just six games to be replaced by Sam Allardyce.
Ince will replace Roberto Di Matteo who left to join West Brom earlier this week and he will be looking to guide the side into the Coca-Cola Championship after they lost in the play-offs last season.
Chairman Pete Winkelman told the club's official website, www.mkdons.com: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be able to bring Paul back to Milton Keynes.
"He enjoyed incredible success during his first spell with us and showed himself more than worthy of a shot at the Premier League.
"But we always felt he had unfinished business here and it feels absolutely right that he should return to the club and build on the very momentum he helped to create."
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