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LMA Chairman: Gareth can be extremely proud

Howard Wilkinson expresses his admiration for the Chairboys chief.

24 September 2017

The chairman of the League Managers Association, Howard Wilkinson, says Gareth Ainsworth can be "extremely proud" of his progress during his five years in charge at Adams Park.

Former top-flight boss Wilkinson passed on his congratulations to the Wycombe manager on the fifth anniversary of Ainsworth taking on the role, while LMA chief executive Richard Bevan has also written a personal letter to Ainsworth.

Wilkinson said: "Gareth and the board can be extremely proud of their achievements in the last five years. The game can be and normally is a cruel master, but what Gareth has shown is that talent, no matter how young, plus real support from above is a recipe for success if everyone sticks to the plan.

"Mere survival is an achievement in today’s game and Gareth has ensured more than mere survival. Last season’s finish was tough to take no doubt, just one point off the play offs. However past results have shown that they will get there in the end.

"To be awarded Manager of the Year by your peers is the highest award you can earn and Gareth has already got that one in the locker. Good luck Gareth. Here’s to the next five years.”

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