Ince targets survival for Blackpool

Paul Ince insists securing npower Championship survival will be his primary target after being confirmed as Blackpool's new manager.

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Simon Grayson confirmed as new manager at Preston North End

Preston North End have confirmed that Simon Grayson is the club's new manager.

Simon Grayson Credit: Press Association

The 43-year-old has agreed a contract at Deepdale to take the reigns at the Club.

He will be joined at the Club by Glynn Snodin, who worked alongside the new PNE boss at both Leeds United and Huddersfield Town.

Paul Ince confirmed as new Blackpool manager

Former Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince has been confirmed as the new Blackpool FC manager

Paul Ince Credit: Press Association

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.

John Dreyer to take charge at Preston North End

Assistant manager John Dreyer will take charge of Preston North End for their clash with AFC Bournemouth at Deepdale on Saturday.

He has agreed to take temporary charge of the first team after the departure of manager Graham Westley.

John Dreyer Credit: Press Association

Preston North End has also confirmed that first team coach Dino Maamria has left the club.

John Dreyer took charge of the Lilywhites for training on Thursday and will be in charge of team selection until a new manager is appointed.

The Club will now begin its process to find a permanent replacement for Graham Westley.

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PNE statement on Westley departure

Preston North End Football Club can confirm that Graham Westley has left his position as manager.

Graham oversaw a fundamental change in reducing the wage bill in line with the financial fair play criteria and brought together a whole new squad of players last summer.

After an initially encouraging start to the season regrettably results have not been acceptable and the Board felt that a change of manager was the only way forward.

Graham leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the future.

An announcement regarding interim management arrangements will be made on Thursday 14th February.

Westley leaves North End

Graham Westley Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Preston have confirmed that Graham Westley has stepped down as manager after 13 months in charge.

The 44-year-old's departure from the club comes after Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat at Yeovil.

After the loss at Huish Park, Westley insisted that he would not resign from his post.

"I'm a professional person and when things aren't working it is my responsibility to do what I can to put them right," he said.

"I have never walked away from anything in my life and don't expect me to."

Westley leaves the Lilywhites just five points above the npower League One relegation zone, with only one win in the competition since November.

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