It is the second time in 15 years Ince has etched his name into the history books after becoming the first black player to captain England in a friendly against the USA in 1993.
The 40-year-old coach succeeds Mark Hughes at Ewood Park after a two-and-half-week search by Rovers, during which time they are believed to have looked at the likes of Steve McClaren, now with FC Twente, Sam Allardyce, Michael Laudrup and recently dismissed Chelsea assistant Henk ten Cate, who has since taken the reins at Panathinaikos.
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