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Championship: Huddersfield appoint Mark Robins whilst Blackpool in talks with Paul Ince


Mark Robins has left his position at Coventry to take the reins at Huddersfield.

The former Barnsley man had only joined Coventry in September, but such was his impact at the club, taking them from the relegation zone to promotion hopefuls, that Huddersfield came calling earlier this week.

It was thought the club would begin talks with Robins after their 2-1 FA cup replay win against Leicester on Tuesday evening, and though Coventry denied the approach at first, they have since given him permission to leave.

Robins joins the club with them in 18th place in the Championship, three points above the relegation zone. Whilst remaining in the Championship is the priority Robins' first game i charge will come against Wigan in the FA cup on Sunday, as a result of that win against Leicester on Tuesday.

Huddersfield had been without a manager since January when they sacked Simon Grayson, who is currently the bookmaker's favourite for the vacant role at Preston.

Another of Grayson's former clubs, Blackpool have also been searching for a new manager since Michael Appleton let to join Blackburn in January. 

Blackpool have seen several targets turn down an offer, with Billy Davies opting to make a return to Nottingham Forest last week, and Owen Coyle also turning them down. They incidentally turned their attentions to Robins when Coyle rebuffed them but it became clear that Huddersfield had already stolen a march on that one.

However, they seem to be close to getting an appointment in the form of Paul Ince, who it is believed is in talks with the club about the role. 
Ince has not managed fulle time since he left Notts County in 2011, but it seems that he is on the brink of becoming the next Balckpool manager.

The big talking point of this story will be that Ince will have his son Tom in his squad. No one will be able to accuse Ince of bias however, as Ince Jr has been attracting Premier League attention, and with a move to his Dad's former club Liverpool nearly happening in January, father and son will probably not be together long once the summer transfer window opens.
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