Gorman plays down talk of Wanderers return

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JOHN Gorman has said he won't be returning to Adams Park in an official advisory capacity to Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth - adding the Blues boss has his full backing.

It was claimed at a Wanderers Trust meeting last night someone who had been at the club before had agreed to step forward and give a helping hand to the under-pressure Ainsworth.

Gorman's name wasn't mentioned but many supporters concluded the popular Scotsman was set for a sensational return to Wanderers.

But the former Blues boss has said fans have put two and two together and got five, saying he has had no contact with anybody at the club about coming back.

Gorman, who retired from football in 2012 after a stint as assistant manager at MK Dons, said he would be more than happy to help Ainsworth if he needed any advice.

But he said he hadn't spoken to the current Wanderers chief until today as speculation about his return mounted.

He said: "He felt he had to call me because of what's been going on. It's been taken out of context and got out of hand.

"I'm always there for Gareth because he's a friend. I helped get him to the club the first time as a player. Without question I would be there for him if he needed me but I can honestly say until today I've not spoken to him.

"Nobody's spoken to me. There's always been talk about me helping but I've not been near the place. I've been nowhere near Adams Park or the training ground."

Wanderers sit third from bottom of League Two after a run of one win in 18 games but Gorman gave his backing to Ainsworth.

He said: "Gareth's always said to me maybe we'll have a coffee and a chat about football.

"I'll be there for Gareth if he needs me but he's got a very able assistant and he's doing a great job."

Gorman added Wanderers weren't the only one of his former clubs to have got in touch with him about a return, revealing MK Dons had also approached him.

He said: "It's been nearly two years since I left MK Dons. They wanted me back for a couple of days a week but I never took it up because I might as well have been doing it full time, and I'm retired now."

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4:24pm Wed 19 Feb 14

NoethWWFC says...

****! Get in touch, Gaz!!
****! Get in touch, Gaz!! NoethWWFC

11:14am Thu 20 Feb 14

mowgli1960 says...

I would love to have him back as he was the 2nd best manager we've had since joining the football league after St Martin!
I would love to have him back as he was the 2nd best manager we've had since joining the football league after St Martin! mowgli1960

5:21pm Thu 20 Feb 14

true blue says...

Mowgli correct they played good football when he was in charge.
And as for St. Martin he was a pleasure to have as manager the best
yet !!!
Mowgli correct they played good football when he was in charge. And as for St. Martin he was a pleasure to have as manager the best yet !!! true blue

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