LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Ince has been appointed player-manager of Macclesfield Town, the struggling League Two club announced on Monday.
Macclesfield, who are bottom of the division without a win all season, said Ince had signed a 14-month contract with a six-month rolling contract to be agreed later.
Ince, who turned 40 on Saturday, will not be eligible to play for the club until the transfer window reopens in January.
Ince made his name at West Ham United as a tough-tackling midfielder before moving to Old Trafford in 1989 where he helped Manchester United to end a 26-year title drought by winning the newly-formed Premiership in 1992-93.
After more than 200 appearances for United Ince had spells with Inter Milan, Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He was capped 53 times for his country and in a match against the United States in 1993 became the first black player to captain England.
Ince will take charge of his first game for Macclesfield at home to Mansfield on Saturday.