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Gareth's three years in numbers

24 September 2015

A look back at the facts and figures that have shaped Gareth Ainsworth's three years in charge.

Gareth Ainsworth has spent three years – or 1,095 days – as Wycombe Wanderers manager, during which time he has won 62 of his 157 matches at a rate of 39.49%.

His record in league matches stands at 55 wins from 139 games – or 39.57% - collecting 205 points at an average of 67.84 points across a season. In each of the past three years, 68 points would have seen the Chairboys finish 8th in the League 2 table.

In terms of goals, he has a positive goal difference with 183 scored and 173 conceded in the past three years, of which 167 have been netted in league games, with 154 against.

He’s the fifth longest-serving boss in the club’s history since Brian Lee became the first official manager in 1969 (prior to that, footballing matters were decided by a committee). Lee himself joins Mike Keen, Martin O’Neill and Lawrie Sanchez in the top five.

Ainsworth is 11th in the list of the longest-serving managers in the Premier and Football Leagues – or ninth in the Football League – and only three bosses in the top 25 of that list are younger than the 42-year-old. Despite his young years, 12 of his current squad were born after he made his Football League debut for Preston North End in January 1992.

Gareth has used 63 players – including himself – during his tenure, 39 of whom were brought to the club during his time as manager, and 12 of whom made their professional debut under his tutelage. Included in those 12 are Matt Ingram, Kortney Hause and Max Kretzschmar, who have all become established Football League stars.

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