Paul Ince 'disappointed' to be sacked by Blackpool via text message

Ince 'disappointed' by text sacking
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Paul Ince admits that he was 'deeply disappointed' to have been sacked by Blackpool via a text message.

Paul Ince has admitted that it was "deeply disappointing" to have been sacked by Blackpool via a text message.

The 46-year-old was dismissed as Blackpool manager on Tuesday after a winless run, which included eight defeats from their last nine.

In a lengthy statement via the League Manager's Association, Ince said: "First, it was deeply disappointing to have been notified that my contract was to be terminated via text message after a lengthy meeting with the club chairman on Sunday where no indication was given that any of the coaching staff, myself included, were going to lose their jobs.

"Neither I nor my coaching staff received a telephone call from the Chairman at any stage after this meeting. It is true that I was at St George's Park this week as I am completing the final phase of the UEFA Pro Licence, which I have been working towards over the past two years.

"It also disappoints me that I have been accused of failing to produce a transfer target list. Whilst recent results have been of concern, especially after we enjoyed the best start to a season in Blackpool's history, we had identified key targets in the January transfer window to improve the squad as a result of injuries to key players and the loss of four loan players who returned to their parent clubs.

"Overall, my time at Blackpool has been a great learning experience. I would like to thank the staff who have assisted me in every possible way, the players for their great efforts and the fans for the support they've given me during my time in charge. I wish everyone connected with the club the very best for the future."

Barry Ferguson has taken over as temporary manager.

Paul Ince the manager of Blackpool during the npower Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Blackpool at City Ground on April 6, 2013
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