Paul Ince extends his stay at Reading

Paul Ince will remain as Reading manager after an interim

Paul Ince has earned the permanent managerial position at Reading.

The former Rovers boss returned to management with the Championship side in February, ending an eight-year spell out of the game, as he replaced Veljko Paunovic on an interim basis.

Ince won four and drew three of his first 11 games in charge, including a 1-0 victory over Rovers, as they secured the Championship with three games to play.

Although they finished the season with three successive losses, they ended the season four points above the drop zone, with Ince doing enough to earn themselves a permanent contract.

Ince’s 21-game stint at Ewood Park between June and December 2008 brought just six wins before he was fired after joining the club from MK Dons.

The 54-year-old went on to manage Notts County and Blackpool before a long break from management, but he and his assistant Alex Rae have now signed deals to remain at Select Car Leasing.

“Paul and Alex were brought to Bearwood to instill confidence, structure, spirit and determination in a first team which, under difficult circumstances, had gone astray at the start of the year,” club chief executive Dayong said. Pang.

“And ultimately, it had to produce almost immediate results.

“Fourteen points from their first 10 games has proven to be enough to keep the club in the league and I’m delighted that Paul and Alex have accepted the challenge to take this club forward.”

Meanwhile, former Rovers assistant boss Mark Bowen, who finished the 2019/20 season in charge of the Royals, has returned to the club to work as head of football operations.

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