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Ince accepts Notts County post

October 28, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

League One side Notts County have appointed former Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince as their new manager.

GettyImagesPaul Ince: 17 games as Rovers manager.

Ince, who had successful spells as manager of Macclesfield and MK Dons in the lower leagues, has signed a contract that will keep him at Meadow Lane until 2014.

The 43-year-old replaces Craig Short, who left the club on Sunday, and will be hoping to repeat his success at MK Dons and lead the Magpies to promotion.

The former England international, who played at Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan, has already identified who he wishes to bring in as his assistant.

"Paul has a wealth of experience as a player and a solid track record as a manager in the Football League, making him the obvious choice for me when we began our search for a new manager," Notts chairman Ray Trew said.

"There were a number of high calibre applications for the position and it was encouraging to see just how attractive a proposition managing Notts County remains to some very prestigious names in the world of football management.

"However, when we met Paul it quickly became clear that he was the ideal candidate, he'd done his homework, had some big ideas and was ready to get stuck in straightaway."