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Gareth Ainsworth and his staff

Posted: Wed 01 Jul 2015
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Meet the men in the dugout...

Gareth Ainsworth
Manager

Following a distinguished playing career at all four levels of English football with Preston, Wimbledon and QPR, Ainsworth began his coaching career at Wycombe Wanderers in a player-coach role in 2011, having earned legendary status in his final years as a player.

The former QPR caretaker boss was handed the reins at Adams Park in September that year and steered the club away from relegation before hanging up his boots after his 600th career appearance against Port Vale.

Financial restraints contributed to a testing 2013/14 season but Ainsworth successfully kept the Wanderers in the Football League thanks to a final day victory, and followed it up with an outstanding campaign which culminated in a play-off final at Wembley, having achieved the club’s best ever points tally in the Football League.

The 42-year-old was named the LMA League 2 Manager of the Year for his efforts, and also won the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month prize in April.