Gareth Ainsworth has appeared to rule himself out of the running for the Imps job with a message to Wycombe supporters this evening.
Hot on the heels of reports linking us with a move for his services, he’s pledged his allegiance to the Chairboys with a typically passionate statement this evening. If he’s true to his word, it could mean our hunt either goes elsewhere, or the reports from yesterday were wide of the mark.
He’s asked the supporters in Buckinghamshire to welcome the investment coming into their club but has claimed he’s proud to manage them and is seemingly focused on the journey ahead.
“I am so proud to be manager of this club,” he said in a statement on their website, “And have loved learning all about its proud traditions and heritage during my time here.
“I know that Rob (Couhig) has a vision to make sure these core values are maintained and to build upon them to make Adams Park a great place for supporters to come and enjoy their football, and to help me and my staff shape the team into one that can continue to climb the league ladder.
“That is a journey I’m excited to be a part of, and I hope the supporters – particularly those eligible to vote when the time comes – recognise the importance of the opportunity that’s in front of us to bring Rob into the club and start this new chapter together.”
Ainsworth never moved from his position as second favourite, despite the reports linking us with a move for him. Michael Flynn has always remained the bookies favourite, but Ainsworth was certainly popular with the fans.
In a recent poll conducted on our Twitter feed, 786 supporters voted on who they’d like to see as manager out of the two, with 74% going for Ainsworth. However, that certainly doesn’t mean Flynn would be an unpopular choice, with my sources suggesting he was our number one candidate.
It might still be the case as ‘winding blinding’ Gareth Ainsworth seems set to remain at Adams Park.