"That's great, but I just feel with management somebody has got to do something to show other people that you can manage."
MK Dons have so far managed to fend off reported interest from a host of Premier League and Championship clubs as Ince's stock as a manager has risen.
He guided Macclesfield to safety when they were seven points adrift at the foot of League Two last season and has taken the Dons to top of League Two and the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Grimsby after taking over from Martin Allen in the summer.
Ince's assistant Ray Mathias believes Ince's experience of starting from the bottom will serve him well in the future.
"Bill Shankly started at Hartlepool and Brian Clough started lower down as well. You've got to start somewhere," said the former Wigan and Tranmere manager.
"He's played with the best players throughout his career and when he was at Macclesfield he experienced the other part of the game and I'm sure he's learned massively from that.
"The gaffer's a quick learner and he'll be a good boss.
Ince spent two seasons with Inter Milan after signing in 1995
"Up until now everything has gone quite nicely and I'm just looking forward for him having that experience of taking a team into Wembley in front of a huge crowd."
Ince scoffs at the suggestion he has had it easy given the resources reportedly available to him after the Dons moved into a purpose built 22,000 capacity stadium at the start of the season.
"I'm really looking forward to it, but more so for the city and for the chairman (Pete Winkleman), for all the hard work he has put into the club," he said.
"I know we've got bigger fish to fry and our main priority is getting into the next league, but this is a nice bonus for the players.
"I think that what annoys me more than anything is that people come to this stadium and think he's got all this money to spend.
"I've only spent £100,000 this year. People think 'if Incey's got all the money and all these finances it's no wonder they are where they are'.
If Inter Milan come knocking next year then what am I going to say?
"But I deserve this chance. Me and Ray worked our socks off at Macclesfield.
"We've worked hard to get here and we'll work a lot harder to get this club to where we want it to be."
As for the future, Ince is honest about his ambitions.
"The chairman is passionate, he wants to take this club as far he can - whether that's the Championship or the Premier League, we don't know.
"All I know is that if we achieve what we can this year then there's no reason why I would want to leave Milton Keynes.
"But at the end of the day if Inter Milan come knocking next year then what am I going to say? It's not hard to work that one out! But I'm looking at the future at Milton Keynes."
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