Gareth Ainsworth has capped a remarkable season by winning the LMA League 2 Manager of the Year award.The Blues boss collected the prize from former Wycombe manager Martin O'Neill at a prestigious ceremony in London, having guided his side to a record points tally in a Football League season, culminating in a play-off final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.
On presenting the trophy, O'Neill said: "A year ago, Wycombe were on their knees. Gareth's a talented boy, a good looking fella, and I'm jealous!"
Ainsworth's achievements this season have received national attention from the media, opposition managers and football fans alike, having worked minor miracles on a thread-bare squad to turn the club's fortunes around from narrowly surviving relegation to becoming deserved promotion contenders.
He was named Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for March after receiving two similar nominations earlier in the season, and signed a new five-and-a-half year deal in December to remain in charge at Adams Park.
His latest award - the LMA Manager of the Year - is voted for by members of the League Managers Association, based on who they feel has made the greatest use of resources available to them.