He may not be in the dug-out for Blackpool’s match on Saturday, but the fans are making sure that Paul Ince’s face is certainly on show – with 10,000 of them wearing face masks for Blackpool's Championship game against Wigan.
The resort’s media organisations 96.5 Radio Wave and Blackpool Gazette have joined forces to produce the cut-outs of the manager’s face that will be distributed just before kick-off this weekend.
Ince has received a five-game stadium ban by the Football Association after an incident in mid-September when the Seasiders were playing Bournemouth.
After taking the hotseat vacated by Michael Appleton, Paul Ince is taking charge of his first Blackpool match at Leeds.
And the man who holds the key to his success could be his own son, Tom.
Paul Ince has been confirmed as the new Blackpool FC manager
The former Manchester United and Liverpool player has agreed a one-year rolling contract.
He has previously managed at both Blackburn Rovers and Macclesfield Town.
Former Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince has been confirmed as the new Blackpool FC manager
The former Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince has been confirmed as Blackpool's new manager
Ince has previously managed at Blackburn Rovers and Macclesfield Town.
He will take charge of a squad, which includes his son Tom, on a one-year rolling contract.