Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was 'walking the dog' when it was revealed that Wanderers would take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup fourth round.

The two sides will meet after defeating Preston North End and Marine respectively in the previous round, with Wycombe hoping to get revenge on what happened four seasons ago.

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Spurs last played the Chairboys in 2017 at this same stage of the FA Cup, when Tottenham, who were managed by Mauricio Pochettino, defeated Wanderers 4-3 at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham were 3-2 down with three minutes remaining before they scored twice in the final minute to snatch the win away from Wycombe.

Ainsworth said: “So this is the story - I was out walking the dog when the draw was made.

“I had the radio on with my headphones in and believe it or not, I didn’t know we were at home.

“I knew we got Spurs, but I didn’t know which way the tie was.

“My dad then called me to say how brilliant it was and how great it was to have them at home.

“To have Tottenham at home is a brilliant tie.

“For a club like Wycombe Wanderers to be in round four, I am so proud and so honoured to have led them into this stage, and ironically, it is against the same team that we got last time.

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“It is going to be awesome.”

The match between the two sides will not be the first time that Wanderers would have played top-flight opposition in the world’s oldest football competition.

In 2001, they defeated Leicester City at Filbert Street in the quarter-finals before losing to Liverpool in the last four.

And as well as playing Spurs in 2017, they also played Aston Villa in 2016 when the Chairboys were in League Two. 

They drew 1-1 at Adams Park against the Villains, before losing 2-0 in the reply at Villa Park.

This was in the season where Villa were relegated from the Premier League with the third-lowest points total in Premier League history.

Also, the match against Spurs this month will be Richard Dobson’s 500th as assistant manager.

Ainsworth continued: “Dobbo is my right-hand man and we go way back.

“He had a handful of games with Gary [Waddock] before I took over, and for that to be his 500th game is just brilliant.

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"We have had some big moments together: Torquay, Wembley, Chesterfield, and Wembley again.

"We have had some pivotal moments in our managerial career together and against Spurs back then was one of them.

"We lost 4-3 but we thought we had a draw and that we were going to bring them back to Wycombe.

"So we will have to make sure we get the job done this time.

"I am not saying that we will get the job done - but it will be a fantastic game and we’re both relishing it."

The match will take place between January 22 and January 25.