Blackpool manager Paul Ince has been sacked.With just one point to their name in their last nine outings in the Championship, the Tangerines have fallen down the table at an alarming rate having sat in the playoff places in the early stages of the season. The pressure had been mounting on Ince and his backroom staff for some time and the former Blackburn Rovers boss has been relieved of his duties, along with assistants Alex Rae and Steve Thompson. Skipper Barry Ferguson is believed to have taken training today and could be given a player/manager role on a permanent basis, according to reports in the north west. Former Bolton and Burnley boss Owen Coyle has also been linked with the vacant position having enjoyed spells in the Championship with clubs from the area. For now midfielder Ferguson is set to take charge of the Seasiders while they prepare for their next Championship game against Doncaster Rovers on January 25, as they go in search of their first league win in 2014.