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Extremely delighted that Gareth Ainsworth has a new contract running until 2023. Not just because he led us to promotion last season but because he is the ideal person to lead the club in its current constitutional format.
I remember discussing a manager's optimum tenure with Martin O'Neill many moons ago. He believed 5 years was the optimum stay at a club before you got treated as part of the furniture. However, things have changed so much in football that other priorities must now take over. The mad scramble for the Premier League cash windfall has skewed attitudes and morals beyond all recognition.
Suppose Aston Villa had come calling? A big club? Having failed to win promotion last season the owner now wishes to sell up. QPR? A club that seems to have a revolving door for managers! Leeds? Sunderland? "Big" clubs with an appalling lack of stability or patience.
A young manager like Gareth could have been tempted to one of these clubs. Yet through no fault of his own (budget promised never fulfilled etc) he could be out of work within 4-6 months at the whim of a foreign owner desperate to join the Premier League elite.
When you look at the mess some of these clubs are in you begin to realise the list of positives little old Wycombe Wanderers can offer. Stability, respect, decency, friendliness and a desire to progress but within your means. For a guy with a young family this surely has to count for a great deal.
I for one am very pleased he'll be staying longer. And which other club can boast a manager that fronts a band & drives a Mustang?!!! Now that is something.....