Ince began his career with the Hammers, and was a popular figure until his controversial move to Manchester United in 1989, when he was photographed in a United shirt before completing his switch.
Are you sure Paul? Ince wants to manage West Ham
He has been abused on numerous occasions since, but insists he has noill-feeling towards the fans and would love the chance to take chargeof the club.
Way back when: Ince playing for West Ham in 1988
'I would like to go back there as a manager because that is where I started my career as a kid,' he said.
'I've always loved West Ham and always loved West Ham fans. I loved playing there, it's a fantastic flub, it's a family club the way they bring the players through.'
He added on talkSPORT: 'It's funny when Zola left (my wife) Claire said to me "could you go back there?" I said it would be a shock. But it was in my head that one day I would like to go back there as manager because that is where I started my career as a kid.
'I still love the club, whether the fans might think completely different that's fair enough, but it's always something that's in my mind.'
Ince joined West Ham as a trainee aged 14. He made his debut against Newcastle in 1986, before leaving for United three years later.
During his time at Old Trafford, Ince helped United to win two league titles, two FA Cups, one European Cup Winners Cup and one League Cup.
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