Keith Scott to apply to become Wycombe Wanderers' manager
KEITH Scott has tonight declared his interest in the manager’s job at Wycombe Wanderers.
A former Blues playing hero, Scott was at Adams Park this afternoon to see what proved to be Gary Waddock’s final match in charge.
Blues were beaten 1-0 by AFC Wimbledon in the match that marked the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations, with many former players back at the club to mark the occasion.
Scott, who was most recently in charge of Windsor FC, told the Bucks Free Press this evening he would be applying for the vacancy.
He said: “It’s the world’s worst kept secret I want to manage Wycombe Wanderers.
“I started my career at Lincoln but Wycombe is the club that was the springboard for my career. From a playing point of view it was very successful and when I left it was always the first result I looked at.
“It’s a club close to my heart and the fact they are not doing well really hurts me.
“I believe I can do a good job. People doubted me as a player and I proved them wrong, and I’m convinced I can do the same as a manager.
“People know I’m passionate about the club because of what it gave me in football. It’s a job I want and hopefully I’ll get an interview but the Trust will be the ones that make that decision, and I will have to respect that decision.”
Scott added: “I think it’s the type of job that won’t be short of applicants. The squad’s not bad – they’ve had a lot of injuries to key players, they’ve got some good youngsters and there’s some decent potential in that squad.”
The former striker, who scored 98 Blues goals in two spells with the Adams Park side, said Waddock’s departure from the hotseat was inevitable – but could spark the club back into life.
He said: “It’s the nature of the beast.
“I saw Wimbledon on Tuesday night down at Torquay, they lost 1-0 and parted with Terry Brown so it’s had the desired effect today.
“They came to Wycombe and I thought they played very well. On Tuesday they looked out of sorts, they looked like a team waiting to get beaten. They were all over the place – today their shape was excellent.”
Former Scunthorpe and Burnley boss Brian Laws has been installed as early 4/1 favourite with bookmakers Skybet, with Gary Megson, Sean Dyche and Paul Ince all also among the front runners.
Ex Wanderers managers Peter Taylor and Lawrie Sanchez, who took the club to a memorable FA Cup semi final in 2001, can both be backed at 12/1.