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Paul Ince career photos

Paul Ince, West Ham United

Ilford-born Paul Ince joins West Ham in 1985 as an apprentice and establishes himself as one of the country's best young midfielders

Paul Ince, West Ham United

Ince makes 72 league appearances for the Hammers but angers the Upton Park faithful by making it clear he wants to move on

Paul Ince, Manchester United

Ince leaves east London aged 21 to join Manchester United for 1,000,000 in September 1989

Paul Ince, Manchester United; John Pemberton, Crystal Palace

In his first season at Old Trafford, Ince is part of the team that wins the FA Cup in a replay against Crystal Palace, following a 3-3 thriller

Paul Ince, Mike Phelan, Les Sealey, Gary Pallister, Brian McClair, Steve Bruce, Lee Sharpe, Clayton Blackmore, Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes, Denis Irwin

The next season Ince and United (and future Blackburn manager Mark Hughes) win the Cup Winners' Cup against Barcelona

Paul Ince, England; John Harkes, USA

Graham Taylor gives the midfielder his international debut and in 1993 Ince becomes the first black player to captain England

Paul Ince, Manchester United

Manchester United beat Blackburn 2-0 in the 1994 Charity Shield with Ince scoring but it is Rovers that go on to win the league

Paul Ince, Ciriaco Sforza, Alessandro Pistone, Gianluca Pagliuca, Massimo Paganin, Javier Zanetti, Salvatore Fresi, Mauricio Ganz, Ivan Zamorano, Youri Djorkaeff, Giuseppe Bergomi

Ince leaves Manchester after five seasons but his two years at Inter Milan offer no better than a Uefa Cup final appearance

Paul Ince, Liverpool

The rumours of Ince's return to England prove true as he joins Liverpool in July 1997

Paul Ince, England

October 1997: England, with Ince as captain, battle Italy to a 0-0 draw and qualify for the 1998 World Cup under Glenn Hoddle

Paul Ince, England

Ince plays on for England at Euro 2000, and earns 53 caps, before concentrating on club football with Middlesbrough and then Wolves

Paul Ince, Macclesfield Town manager

After playing and training as a coach at Swindon, Ince joins Macclesfield, helping them beat relegation from the Football League

Paul Ince, MK Dons manager

Ince moves on to manage MK Dons, winning the League Two title and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in his first year in charge

Paul Ince is unveiled as Blackburn manager

Although he does not hold a Uefa Pro Licence, Ince is granted special dispensation and is the first black English Premier League manager

Paul Ince celebrates Blackburn's win at Everton

Ince's reign gets off to the best possible start as Blackburn come away from Everton with an impressive 3-2 victory

Paul Ince during Blackburn's defeat at West Ham

Blackburn begin to show signs of vulnerability as they are beaten 4-1 by Ince's old club West Ham at Upton Park

Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Ince

Blackburn's 2-0 defeat at home by Manchester United marks the start of a run of 11 Premier League games without victory

Paul Ince and Steve Bruce

A 3-0 defeat at Wigan, managed by former team-mate Steve Bruce, signals the end for the self-style Guv'nor

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see also
Blackburn appoint Ince as manager
22 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Rovers get Ince licence exemption
20 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Blackburn link flattering - Ince
11 Jun 08 |  Blackburn

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