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Update: Waddock sacked
GARY Waddock has tonight been sacked as Wycombe Wanderers manager.
This afternoon's 1-0 defeat by AFC Wimbledon was the final straw after a poor run of form, with the former Aldershot and QPR boss being given the bullet after the game.
Wanderers again played poorly on what should have been a day of celebration to mark the club's 125th anniversary, with supporters booing the side off at half time and full time - with some chanting for Waddock to be sacked.
Immediately after the game Waddock was asked about his future at the club but said: “That’s a question I can’t answer. I don’t make the decisions on my position – I’ll talk about the game.”
He added in his press conference he wouldn't quit as manager - but hours after the final whistle he was fired.
Waddock is normally a positive character, although in recent weeks he has increasingly questioned the desire of his players - but during his press conference this evening he sounded like a broken man who knew his time in charge at Adams Park was up.
The 50-year-old was made manager following the sacking of Peter Taylor in 2009.
He was unable to keep them in League One but led them to promotion in his first full season in charge.
They were relegated again last season and are currently on a run of one win in sixteen matches, with only goal difference now keeping Blues out of the League Two relegation zone.
Some of Waddock's former players have this evening tweeted their shock of the news of his sacking.
Midfielder Scott Davies, who played under him for Blues and Aldershot Town, wrote: "Gutted for Gary Waddock. Top bloke and top manager. I'm sure if given time he would've turned things around."
Goalkeeper Steve Arnold, now with Stevenage, tweeted: "Can't believe Gary Waddock's got sacked. Top manager and above all a top bloke."
And Kadeem Harris, who was sold to Championship side Cardiff City last season, said: "Gutted for Gary Waddock. Wish him all the best in the future!! #goodman".
Current Blues midfielder Jesse Kewley-Graham wrote: "Absolutely gutted that Gary Waddock has gone, he was a very good manager and without him I wouldn't have been where I am now. I wish him and his family all the best and I'm sure he will find a new club as he's a very good manager."
Meanwhile BBC pundit Robbie Savage said tonight on Radio Five's 606 show the job of replacing Waddock should go to Blues player-coach Gareth Ainsworth.
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