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Mandaric waiting for word on Ince

Milan Mandaric
Milan Mandaric has approached MK Dons to speak to Paul Ince

Leicester City chairman Milan Mandaric is hoping to hear back soon from Milton Keynes Dons about his approach to speak to their manager Paul Ince.

He told BBC Radio Leicester: "We are still waiting for their response and I think we should get it hopefully in the next 24 hours."

Mandaric is not worried about reported interest in Ince from Blackburn Rovers.

He said: "My interest is with only one club, Leicester City Football Club. I'm not concerned with the competition."

Mandaric also confirmed that, despite the approach for Ince, he has yet to shortlist the candidates, but is hoping to begin interviews next week.

LEICESTER CITY MANAGERS UNDER MILAN MANDARIC
April 11 2007: Rob Kelly sacked
May 31 2007: Nigel Worthington (caretaker) left for Northern Ireland
Aug 29 2007: Martin Allen sacked
Oct 24 2007: Gary Megson left for Bolton
May 23 2008: Ian Holloway sacked
"Three to five people we are going to select and go on with the interviewing," he said. "Hopefully by the end of next week we can conclude it."

The club's chief executive Paul Aldridge said earlier in the week that he was more concerned with getting the right manager than appointing by a certain date.

But the chairman is still keen to make an appointment in the next week.

"That's why I keep saying we need somebody not later than the 16 June to give him a couple of weeks' time to look at what we need, what we don't need and have a proper pre-season.

"A proper pre-season is crucial for success for the season."


see also
Oyston dismisses Leicester link
05 Jun 08 |  Blackpool
Leicester confirm Ince interest
05 Jun 08 |  Leicester
Mandaric sets mid-June deadline
28 May 08 |  Leicester
Foxes must take time - Aldridge
07 May 08 |  Leicester
Leicester & Holloway part company
23 May 08 |  Leicester


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