He believes circumstances conspired against him and is adamant he would have eventually turned things around.
"I hadn't been given any money, we had lost [David] Bentley to Tottenham, Brad Friedel to Villa, Roque [Santa Cruz] and David Dunn got injured, so that was half the team Sparky had," Ince told the Guardian.
"I brought in Keith Andrews for £700,000, and at the same time Everton brought in [Marouane] Fellaini for £15m, so you can see where things were financially and that there were reasons why it didn't work out and why I should have been given more time to prove myself. That disappoints me. It really, really does."