Ince was famously photographed in a Manchester United shirt before completing his move from West Ham to Old Trafford in 1989, something the Hammers’ fans have never forgiven him for doing.
“I’ve always loved West Ham and always loved West Ham fans. I loved playing there, it’s a fantastic flub, it’s a family club the way they bring the players through,” he told talkSPORT.
“It’s funny when Zola left [my wife] Claire said to me ‘could you go back there?’ I said it would be a shock. But it was in my head that one day I would like to go back there as manager because that is where I started my career as a kid.
“I still love the club, whether the fans might think completely different that’s fair enough, but it’s always something that’s in my mind.”