Former Wolves and Man Utd midfielder 'favourite' for vacant EFL managerial position

A former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder is the heavy favourite to take over at an EFL club who are in the hunt for a new head coach.
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Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfield general Paul Ince is in the hunt for a new job in management, following his dismissal from Reading back April - and he has recently been deemed as the favourite to assume the vacant job at Salford City in League Two.

Ince's managerial career has been eclectic so far, to say the least. He has managed Macclesfield Town, MK Dons (twice), Blackburn Rovers, Notts County, Blackpool and most recently, Reading. His greatest success came at MK Dons, with whom he won both the League Two title and the Football League Trophy in the same season (2007/08).

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Over the course of his illustrious playing career, Ince turned out for teams such as Wolves, Manchester United and Liverpool - making him one of few players to have played for both the Reds and the Red Devils. At United, he won two Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, one League Cup and the European Super Cup in 1991.

At Wolves, Ince made 127 appearances over the course of four seasons, scoring 12 goals along the way. He generally impressed while in a Wolves kit, despite being in the twilight of his playing career and suffering with various injury problems.

Who else is in the running for the vacant Salford job?

Ince isn't the only high-profile name who has been linked with the vacant Salford post. Salford native Dean Holden is in the running, as are Paul Hurst, Danny Cowley and former Bradford City manager Mark Hughes. Interestingly, Ryan Giggs is also among the names who have been mentioned.

Salford are known for their links to Manchester United, being owned by several members of the famed Class of '92. While Giggs is not one of them, it would be intriguing to see how his prior relationship with them could help him secure the role.

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Salford sacked head coach Neil Wood on Wednesday following a 5-1 loss at home to Tranmere Rovers on Boxing Day. A club statement read: "Salford City Football Club announce the departure of Head Coach Neil Wood.

"The Club would like to thank Neil for his hard work over the last 18 months, including leading the Club to our highest-ever finish in Sky Bet League Two last season, and we wish him well in his future role within football. The process of appointing a new Manager will commence immediately, with Assistant Coach Simon Wiles preparing the team for Friday’s game against Grimsby Town."

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