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THIS week­end marks Gareth Ainsworth’s fouryear an­niver­sary as Wy­combe boss – and the for­mer mid­fielder cred­its his chair­man An­drew Howard for last­ing so long.

Just six other Pre­mier League and EFL man­agers have served longer at their cur­rent clubs, but Ainsworth, 43, be­lieves he would have been long gone, but for Howard’s ar­rival two years ago.

“I def­i­nitely feel a sense of pride,” he said. “I think I have played an im­por­tant part in se­cur­ing what was a very un­steady ship both on and off the field.

“I know I wouldn’t have been able to do that with­out his in­flu­ence and my four years would not have hap­pened with­out him.”

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