Veteran Ince joins Wise at League Two Swindon
Former England captain Paul Ince has joined League Two leaders Swindon as a player-coach.
The 38-year-old, who has long been linked with a move to the County Ground following his departure from Wolves in the summer, has signed a one-year deal.
Ince trained with the Robins on two occasions earlier this month and watched from the stands as Dennis Wise's side maintained their 100% start to the season with a 2-0 win over Stockport on Saturday.
Wise has always been confident he would be able to persuade his friend and former international team-mate to join him and is delighted to have struck a deal with the ex- Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan midfielder.
'I am very pleased that we've finally done a deal with Incey, he wants to play and he wants to do some coaching,' said Wise on Sky Sports News. 'We are very close friends and he's here to help me.
'He's not here to take my job, he's here to offer some valuable assistance alongside Gus (Poyet) and I'll welcome his ideas.
'He is a leader and he will bring a lot to the club, both on the field and on the coaching side. Everyone is looking forward to working with him.'
Ince was a free agent following his departure from Wolves. The midfielder left Molineux after he was overlooked for the manager's job.