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Last Updated: Sunday June 22 2008 17:15 GMT

Paul Ince is new Blackburn boss

Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince

MK Dons boss Paul Ince has signed up to become Blackburn Rovers' new manager.

The 40-year-old has been given a three-year contract to fill the gap left by Mark Hughes, who left earlier in June to take charge at Manchester City.

In his first season with the Dons, the former England captain and midfielder led them to take the League Two title.

His new job is an historic moment for the Premier League as he is the first English black manager to take charge of a top-flight club.


Ince, who has also played for West Ham, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Liverpool, will be officially presented as Blackburn's manager on Tuesday.