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Blackburn link flattering - Ince

Paul Ince
Ince guided MK Dons to the League Two title last season

Paul Ince insists he has had no contact with Blackburn over the vacant manager's job at Ewood Park.

The MK Dons boss has been mentioned as a possible successor to Mark Hughes, but he said he is focused on preparing for the new season with Milton Keynes.

"I've not spoken to Blackburn," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"It's flattering to be linked with any job, especially in the Premier League, so it goes to show that I have done OK in my management career."

Ince, who started his managerial career with Macclesfield Town, added: "There's nothing concrete (to the Blackburn link).

"I'm not sure what the situation is and in the next two or three days I'll probably have a better idea of what's going on."

Hughes left to take over at Manchester City last month and Rovers have since received more than 40 applications for the vacant post.

Ince is in demand after guiding the Dons to the League Two title and victory in the Football League Trophy and the club have already received an approach from Leicester to talk to the former West Ham, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Liverpool midfielder.

"I believe in time I will get to the Premier League it's just a case of when I want to take that leap," said the 37-year-old.

I believe in time I will get to the Premier League it's just a case of when I want to take that leap

Paul Ince
"At the moment I'm enjoying my time in Milton Keynes. We had a wonderful season last year and as I sit here I am preparing for next season so we'll see what happens."

Former Rovers striker Alan Shearer has also been linked with the job, while ex-England manager Steve McLaren has publicly admitted he would be interested in the role.

see also
Blackburn tight-lipped on Shearer
09 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Blackburn job interests McClaren
07 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
McClaren good for Rovers - Mackay
06 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Mandaric waiting for word on Ince
06 Jun 08 |  Leicester
Leicester confirm Ince interest
05 Jun 08 |  Leicester
Hughes hard to replace - Garner
05 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Hughes becomes Man City manager
05 Jun 08 |  Man City
Blackburn in no rush for new boss
04 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
'Perfect' season for Ince at Dons
28 Apr 08 |  Milton Keynes

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