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LMA call for Ince patience

16 Dec 2008 - 09:17:35

The League Managers Association have called for Blackburn Rovers to show faith in under-fire manager Paul Ince.

Ince's future at Ewood Park has been called into question with Rovers down in the Premier League relegation zone, but LMA chief executive Richard Bevan thinks that he deserves a chance to turn things around.

Bevan told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I'm sure chairmen, the likes of John Williams at Blackburn, are under a lot of pressure.

"They have got a massive commitment into the club and what we have got to get over is that continuity, looking at allowing managers to build relationships with the fans, the players and particularly the board.

"If you do that, then stats and history shows that you will be more successful.

"Paul has only been there five months, he has not brought in his own players, so I think we just need to give Paul time.

"He has got big matches coming up - he has got Stoke at home, Sunderland away, Manchester City at home and Fulham away, so they are all matches where they can pick up points.

"I think the best example of where we've got to bring a bit of calm to the situation is to just look at Bolton boss Gary Megson.

"At the beginning of November everyone was saying he should be kicked out or resign, he goes and wins four out of five matches and he wins Premier League Manager of the Month award."


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