Ince sacked from Blackburn job

Paul Ince has been axed from his job as Blackburn Rovers manager, the club confirms today.

Ince has spent just six months at the club after replacing Mark Hughes.

“Three wins in 17 games has seen a squad, which finished seventh last season, fall to 19th position,” Rovers chairman John Williams told the club’s official website. “We are currently in real danger of becoming detached from the pack.

“The survival of the club in The Premier League is paramount and our focus now is on finding a replacement who will be able to maintain our top division status.

“Paul will bounce back, he is a fighter and we wish him well.”