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Brown and Bradbury apply for Blues post
TERRY Brown and Lee Bradbury have both applied to become the next permanent Wanderers manager.
Both men told the Bucks Free Press this week they had sent their CVs in to the Adams Park as they search for a permanent replacement for the sacked Gary Waddock.
Current caretaker Gareth Ainsworth has been told he will be given plenty of time to stake a claim to be handed the reins on a full time basis, but if he fails to turn around Blues’ fortunes then Brown and Bradbury are both waiting in the wings.
Brown, fired by AFC Wimbledon before their trip to Adams Park for Waddock’s final game in charge, said he has submitted a joint application alongside former Wycombe player Stuart Cash, who played for under Martin O’Neill and spent the last ten years in management as Brown’s assistant.
Together they led Aldershot from the Ryman League to the brink of the Football League before guiding AFC Wimbledon into the Football League with three promotions in ten years, but were sacked before the Dons game with Wanderers on September 22.
Brown said: “It’s the first time I have been sacked in 20 years. I feel ready to come straight back into the game and I would like that to be with Wycombe. It is a massive job and they have produced some of the best managers in this country’s history.”
He was at Adams Park on Tuesday and believes the players’ performance that night has made caretaker boss Gareth Ainsworth the favourite to land the role full time.
He said: “They played with a lot of fight, they were unlucky not to win and I wish Gareth all the best because he is a fantastic character.”
Meanwhile former Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury has also declared his interest in the post.
He currently holds a part-time job coaching Portsmouth’s U14s and U16s but is looking to return to management, having guided Bournemouth to the League One play-offs in 2010-11 before being relieved of his duties by the Cherries’ new Russian owner.
He said: “Wycombe is a very attractive job and one that tickles my fancy. They have some good players there but they need a bit of confidence.”
He has been doing his homework, seeing Blues twice and will see them again at Portsmouth in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday.
To see some of the other names in the frame see today’s print edition of the Bucks Free Press.