IT WAS announced on Wednesday that the longest-serving management duo in the Football League, Gareth Ainsworth and Richard Dobson, have signed a new long-term deal at the club, writes Robert Folker.

The two new contracts is the first official business under the new owners, The Couhigs, as the club continues to put their trust in Ainsworth and Dobson.

The pair have managed 403 games together as manager and assistant, taking the club from League Two strugglers to the brink of the Championship.

Ainsworth has won 164 games, drawn 101 games and lost 138 games during his time at Adams Park, but will hoping to guide them to another promotion this season.

He won the ‘LMA Manager of the Year’ for League Two in 2014/15 and then took the club into League One after getting promoted in 2017/18.

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The club are currently on their highest League One points tally in 18 years and looking to gain promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history.

The manager told the Bucks Free Press: “I’m really excited what Rob [Couhig] was talking about, in the early days after being linked to jobs in League One and the Championship, it was really flattering for me.

“Rob wanted to show his commitment to me and I wanted to show mine to Wycombe in what we’re trying to achieve.

“I’m more than happy to commit to this new era under Rob Couhig

“I think sometimes it’s important to look around rather than chase everything, sometimes finances aren’t everything and the added pressure.

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“People have gone on to things and not lasted long, for whatever they’re reason for moving, but if you’re happy that plays a big part for me.

“A real big part for me is you can’t put a big price on being happy and having the backing of your board and fans.”

Wycombe fans will be hoping that Ainsworth can steer the club to another promotion as they currently sit third in the table.

The duo will take charge of their next game on Saturday as they face Doncaster as they look to win their third game on the bounce.