Dons deny Derby link despite odds slashing

MK DONS have denied Paul Ince is set to leave for Premiership Derby, despite having his odds for the job slashed by bookies from 33/1 to evens.

The much-sought after Ince immediately had his name in the frame for the Rams job after Billy Davies was sacked this morning.

The move came from bookmakers after a series of big bets were placed on the former England captain.

Sky Bet's PR Director, Dale Tempest, said: "We were knocked over for the 33s Ince and his odds contracted sharply to even money in less than half hour.

"When people are asking for chunky bets on a manager market you know it's time to take evasive action."

But a club statement released today denied that Ince would be jumping ship, adding the interest is natural after Dons' blistering start to the season.

A spokesman for MK Dons said: "Paul Ince is the hottest young manager in English football and it comes as no surprise that his name continues to be linked to managerial posts in higher divisions.

"A manager of Paul's profile inevitably attracts speculation of this nature but we will not allow it to compromise the excellent start Paul and the team have made to the season."