Ince: 'No chance of me working with Capello'

December 19, 2007

Paul Ince has insisted there is 'absolutely no chance' of him working under new England manager Fabio Capello.

Capello and the Football Association are on the lookout for an English coach to join the Italian's backroom staff and former England captain Ince has been heavily tipped to be included.

But MK Dons boss Ince - whose side are five points clear of the Coca-Cola League Two table - insists he has no desire to step away from a club role and only intends to be a manager for 10 years.

He told Sky Sports News: 'There's absolutely no chance of me working with England, it doesn't interest me in the slightest. I enjoy being a manager and I'm not one to play second fiddle to anyone.

'When he's bringing another four Italians with him then I don't see where the Englishman is going to fit in, so it's a strange one.'

Ince was disappointed to see a foreigner given the England job and believes the appointment of Capello sends out the wrong message to young coaches like himself.

He said: 'I've always said that it's a sad indictment that we have to scour Europe to find a manager for England.

'It's not all about CVs. He may have won a lot of trophies but you have to motivate players as well.

'The FA say to you you have to go out and get your badges and you sometimes think 'what's the point if they are just going to go into Europe to get a manager?''

Ince may be focussing on the Dons' clash with Brentford on Friday night but has lofty ambitions of ending his career at the San Siro.

He said: 'I only want to be in management for 10 years, that's enough for me.

'Hopefully I can finish at Internazionale and I can then spend some time with my family and kids.

'But until then I've got a job to do here. I want to take this club as far as I can take them.

'I cleared one challenge at Macclesfield and have another here at MK Dons. In an ideal world you may want to jump straight into the Premier League but I'm more than happy doing in this way.

'It's always been a dream of mine to manage at Inter. If we can have an Italian in charge of England, I don't see why I can't manage over there.'