General
Gareth Ainsworth
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Personal information
Full name Gareth Ainsworth
Date of birth 10 May 1973 (1973-05-10) (age 47)
Place of birth    Blackburn, Flag of England England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of England Wycombe Wanderers (manager)
Youth clubs
1989–1991 Flag of England Blackburn Rovers
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1991–1992
1992
1992–1993
1992–1993
1993–1995
1995–1997
1997–1998
1998–2003
2002
2002–2003
2003
2003–2010
2009–2010
2010–2013
2014–2018
2019–2020
Total
Flag of England Northwich Victoria
Flag of England Preston North End
Flag of England Cambridge United
Flag of EnglandNorthwich Victoria (loan)
Flag of England Preston North End
Flag of England Lincoln City
Flag of England Port Vale
Flag of England Wimbledon
Flag of EnglandPreston North End (loan)
Flag of EnglandWalsall (loan)
Flag of England Cardiff City
Flag of England Queens Park Rangers
Flag of EnglandWycombe Wanderers (loan)
Flag of England Wycombe Wanderers
Flag of England Wycombe Wanderers
Flag of England Woodley United
014 00(4)
0000(0)
0000(1)
0000(0)
082 0(12)
083 0(37)
054 0(10)
036 00(6)
0000(1)
0000(1)
0000(0)
141 0(36)
0000(0)
112 00(16)
0000(0)
0000(2)
558 (110)   
Teams managed
2008
2009
2012–
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Flag of England Queens Park Rangers (caretaker)
Flag of England Wycombe Wanderers

Gareth Ainsworth (born 10 May 1973) is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of League One club Wycombe Wanderers.

A former youth player at Blackburn Rovers, the midfielder, who is known for his crossing ability, won a move to Preston North End in 1992 after impressing at non-league Northwich Victoria. He moved on to Cambridge United, who in turn loaned him back to Northwich Victoria. He returned to Preston North End in 1993, and established himself in the first team during his second spell at the club. Sold on to Lincoln City in October 1995 for a £25,000 fee, his performances at Lincoln earned him a place on the PFA Third Division Team of the Year in 1996–97, and also won him a £500,000 move to Port Vale in September 1997. After being named as the Port Vale F.C. Player of the Year in 1998, he was sold on to Premier League Wimbledon for £2 million in October 1998. He was dogged by injuries at the club, and following loan spells with Preston North End and Walsall, he moved on to Cardiff City for a nominal fee in March 2003. He signed with Queens Park Rangers in June 2003, and after went on to spend seven years with the club. During his time at QPR he helped the club to win promotion out of the Second Division in 2003–04, and twice served as caretaker-manager.

He joined Wycombe Wanderers in February 2010, following a short loan period. He was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year in 2010–11, as Wycombe won promotion out of the division. He was appointed as the club's manager in November 2012, after a short period as caretaker-manager. He retired from regular playing appearances to concentrate on his management duties in April 2013, but remains registered as a player. He led the club to promotion from League Two at the end of the 2017–18 season and then from League One in 2020, securing a place in the Championship for the first time in the club's history.

External links

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Wycombe Wanderers F.C. squad - 2020–21

1. Bull 2. Foster 3. Sandell 4. Bennett 5. Winfield 6. Johnson 7. Ainsworth 8. Murtagh 9. Rendell 10. Bloomfield 11. Betsy 12. Strevens 13. Ingram 15. Green 16. Pittman 17. Montrose 19. McCoy 20. Beavon 22. Davies 23. Westwood 26. Federico 28. Westlake 29. Belcher 30. Harris 31. McClure 32. Arnold

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Current EFL League Championship managers

Struber (Barnsley) · Karanka (Birmingham City) · Mowbray (Blackburn Rovers) · Tindall (Bournemouth) · Frank (Brentford) · Holden (Bristol City) · Harris (Cardiff City) · Robins (Coventry City) · Cocu (Derby County) · Corberán (Huddersfield Town) · Jones (Luton Town) · Warnock (Middlesbrough) · Rowett (Millwall) · Farke (Norwich City) · Lamouchi (Nottingham Forest) · Neil (Preston North End) · Warburton (Queens Park Rangers) · Bowen (Reading) · Warne (Rotherham United) · Monk (Sheffield Wednesday) · O'Neill (Stoke City) · Cooper (Swansea City) · Vacant (Watford) · Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)

Queens Park Rangers Football Club - Managers

Cowan (1913–20) • Howie (1913–20) • Liddell (1920–25) • Hewison (1925–31) • Mitchell (1931–33) • O'Brien (1933–35) • Birrell (1935–39) • Vizard (1939–44) • Mangnall (1944–52) • Taylor (1952–59) • Stock (1959–68) • Dodgin (1968) • Docherty (1968) • Allen (1968–71) • Jago (1971–74) • Anderson (1974c) • Sexton (1974–77) • Sibley (1977–78) • Stock (1978c) • Burtenshaw (1978–79) • Docherty (1979–80) • Venables (1980–84) • Jago (1984c) • Mullery (1984) • Sibley (1984–85c) • Smith (1985–88) • T. Francis (1988–89) • Howe (1989–91) • G. Francis (1991–1994) • Wilkins (1994–96) • Houston (1996–97) • Hollins (1997c) • R. Harford (1997–98) • Dowie (1998c) • G. Francis (1998–2001) • Holloway (2001–06) • Waddock (2006c) • Gregory (2006–07) • M. Harford (2007c) • De Canio (2007–08) • Dowie (2008) • Ainsworth (2008c) • Sousa (2008–09) • Ainsworth (2009c) • Magilton (2009) • Gallen & Bircham (2009c) • Hart (2009–10) • M. Harford (2010c) • Warnock (2010–12) • Hughes (2012) • Bowen & Niedzwiecki (2012c) • Redknapp (2012–15) • Ferdinand & Ramsey (2015c) • Ramsey & Bond (2015c) • Ramsey (2015–)

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club - Managers

McCormick (1951–52) • Cann (1952–61) • McDonald (1961) • G. Adams (1961–62) • Welsh (1962–64) • Darvill (1964–68) • Lee (1968–76) • Powell (1976–77) • Reardon (1977–78) • Williams (1978–80) • Keen (1980–84) • Bence (1984–86) • Gane (1986–87) • Suddaby (1987–88) • Kelman (1988–90) • O'Neill (1990–95) • Smith (1995–96) • Gregory (1996–98) • Smillie (1998–99) • Evans (1999c) • Sanchez (1999–2003) • T. Adams (2003–04) • Gorman (2004–06) • Lambert (2006–08) • Taylor (2008–09) • Waddock (2009–12) • Ainsworth (2012–)

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