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  • Manager:Brian Horton
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Survival task for Ince

24 Oct 2006 - 08:28:26

New Macclesfield Town player-manager Paul Ince is confident that he can turn the club's fortunes around and help them avoid a return to the Conference.

The Silkmen turned to the former England midfielder after sacking Brian Horton, and Ince is keen to make his mark.

He said: "Obviously I'd like to manage in the Premiership. I was the first black England captain and it would be nice to be one of the first black Premiership managers.

"Sir Alex Ferguson always said you have to have high standards and that's what I've got.

"It's important that you learn what it's like in the lower leagues and that's what I intend to do.

"You're putting yourself up there to be shot at and that's what I like about it.

"Football's given me a great life and I'd hate to walk away and not try being a manager.

"It's a massive challenge because of the situation the club's in, but I wouldn't have taken this on if I didn't think we could get out of it."


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