When Paul Ince took over as manager of Blackpool this week, he inherited a side with some exciting young talents including Matt Phillips, Craig Cathcart and Thomas Ince – his son.

The father-son duo combine for the second time - following a short spell together at Notts County during the 2010/11 season - and are members of a select club of parents and siblings to team up

Here, GiveMeFootball presents five of the best family affairs in football…

The Ferguson's | Manchester United

Darren Ferguson spent four years on the playing staff at Old Trafford between 1990 and 1994, making 27 appearances in total, and picking up a Premier League winners medal in the 1992/93 season. 

He left Manchester United following a lack of first-team opportunities and forged a successful career as a player, notably with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wrexham, and is now a manager himself in his second spell with Peterborough United.

The Redknapp's | Southampton

The Redknapp's didn't combine forces until 2005 when Harry recruited Jamie to help him save a Southampton side that looked doomed for the drop. 

Aged 32 and struggling with injuries Redknapp junior clocked up 16 appearances under his dad's stewardship, before retiring after the Saints succumbed to relegation from the Premier League.

The Cruyff's | Barcelona

Being the son of the great Johan Cruyff was always going to be tough for Jordi. Having been brought into the Barcelona set up by his father in 1994, he made 41 appearances before moving to Manchester United in 1996. 

Never in the same league as his old man, but still a good player in his own right, Jordi is now general manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.

The Maldini's | AC Milan

Cesare and Paolo Maldini teamed up at both club and international level for AC Milan and Italy. Cesare had a brief spell in charge of the Rossoneri during the difficult 2000/01 season, but was a more permanent fixture with the national side from 1996/98 culminating in the 1998 World Cup where his side, captained by Paolo, were knocked out in the quarter-finals by hosts and eventual winners France on penalties.

The Clough's | Nottingham Forest

Old big 'ead Brian Clough managed Nottingham Forest for 18 years, leading the club to a league title in 1977 and back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980. 

Between 1984 and 1993 he managed his son Nigel, who made 311 appearances at the City Ground before spells with Liverpool and Manchester city amongst others as well as representing England 14 times. 

Nigel has also followed his late-father into management, and is currently in charge of Championship outfit Derby County.

 

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