Two of Wycombe Wanderers’ EFL rivals have had a change in managerial appointments.

Championship side Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that Neil Critchley is their new boss, following Michael Beale’s move to Scottish side Rangers.

QPR had been linked with Chairboys manager Gareth Ainsworth and on December 9, it was reported by Sky Sports News that the West London side had put the 49-year-old as one of their top targets.

However, the former Premier League club opted to hire the ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa coach in Critchley on December 11.

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Ainsworth spent seven years as a QPR player between 2003 and 2010.

On the same day, Wanderers’ Buckinghamshire neighbours in Milton Keynes confirmed that they had parted ways with their boss, Liam Manning.

Manning had guided the old Wimbledon to a third-place finish in the 2021/22 season but was defeated by Ainsworth’s Chairboys in the play-off semi-finals across two legs.

So far this campaign, the north Buckinghamshire club have lost 13 of their 20 league games, which is the most out of any team in the division.

They have also won just four league games since July, currently sit second bottom, and have picked up a solitary victory in their last 11 games.

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And following Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against Fleetwood Town, with the Cod Army’s winner coming in stoppage time, the club decided to relieve Manning of his duties.

In the time that Gareth Ainsworth has been in charge of Wycombe (September 2012), MK have had nine separate managers (six permanent and three caretakers).