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No regrets for returning Ince

Paul Ince
Paul Ince had a successful spell at MK Dons before leaving for Blackburn

New MK Dons manager Paul Ince has told BBC Three Counties that he has no regrets about leaving Stadium MK for the Premier League, and then returning.

Ince joined Blackburn Rovers a year ago, but was sacked in December after winning just three out of 17 games.

He said: "You can never regret leaving any team to go and manage in the Premier League. In hindsight after what happened, maybe I should have stayed.

"I've learnt a lot from that experience and I am a better manager."

"I don't regret anything I do. At the end of the day when a Premier League club comes calling for you, you have got to chance your arm, because you never know when you might get that chance.

"Dropping down two leagues to manage was always going to be a hard decision for me to make, but if I did do it, it would only be for Milton Keynes.

"I had a fantastic year at Milton Keynes and once I spoke to the chairman it was the only decision for me.

Despite a year away from the club, Ince never lost touch and tracked their progress closely.

"I always followed the Dons, they will always be my team. I had some special times here, and now I want more special times here.

"There was no-one more devastated than me when they lost to Scunthorpe on penalties, but we have got to learn from that and see what happens next year."

Ince is expected to announce his back-room staff in the foreseeable future.



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