Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince admits he's flattered to be linked with Newcastle United.

The former MK Dons boss is a former England team-mate of Dennis Wise, Newcastle's executive director (football), who set him on the road to management by giving him a coaching job during his days as Swindon manager.

However, Ince said on Friday: "It is flattering to be linked to any club but it is speculation and I do not comment on speculation."