Former England international Paul Ince is angry that he received news of his sack by Blackpool via a text message.
Ince, who was relieved of his managerial
duties on Tuesday after a run of nine defeats in ten league matches,
said in an LMA statement:
'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.'
chairman Karl Oyston had revealed on Wednesday that three employees had
been informed of their sackings via text message as well as by letter
because they had been unreachable.
who is ready to hold talks with Ince over his son Tom's future at the
club, claimed he had been expecting a list of transfer targets on Monday
but Ince instead attended a coaching course.
'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'' Ince defended his decision
'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
'The need for new
faces at the club could not have been more evident than at the recent
home match against Middlesbrough, where we had two young players on the
bench who had already played in a (youth-team) match that morning.'