Paul Ince has parted company with Blackpool (©GettyImages)
Paul Ince has parted company with Blackpool (©GettyImages).

Blackpool sack manager Paul Ince

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Paul Ince has been sacked as manager of Blackpool with midfielder Barry Ferguson set to take over in a player-manager position.

The Blackpool Gazette tweeted: "Paul Ince has been sacked by Blackpool, The Gazette understands," earlier today, and it is believed that Alex Rae & Steve Thompson are following Ince out of the door.

The Seasiders currently sit 14th in the Championship table following a bad run of form, which has seen the club pick up just one point from nine games.

Following their latest defeat, 2-0 to bottom of the table Barnsley, Ince refused to attend the post-match press conference and didn't make any players available for the media.

Ferguson spoke about Blackpool's bad run earlier today.

He is quoted in The Independent as saying: "I don't want the fans to think for one minute that the players don't care. We certainly do care.

"The boys in the dressing room are hurting at the moment just as much as the fans.

"This has probably been one of the most difficult periods I've been through in my career. It hurts."

Ince has been manager for less than a year but the speculation surrounding him being sacked began a few weeks ago when the Tangerine men's form first started to deteriorate.

Ince's son Tom has been linked with a host of clubs this transfer window but the Tangerines are yet to receive a bid for the striker.

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