Wycombe sack former Irish international Waddock

Updated: September 22, 2012

BBC Sport has revealed that Wycombe Wanderers have sacked former Republic of Ireland international Gary Waddock as manager after the club suffered their third successive defeat.

Saturday’s 1-0 loss to AFC Wimbledon left the Chairboys in 21st place in the League Two table.

It also meant they had only picked up four points from their opening seven games this season.

A statement from the club read: “The club would like to thank Gary for his efforts during his time at the club and wish him every success for the future.”

Waddock led the club to promotion from the basement division in the 2010-11 campaign but they were relegated at the end of last season.

A further statement from the club is expected on Monday.

Waddock, aged 50, won 21 caps as a midfielder for the Republic of Ireland between 1980 and 1990.

He was of course infamously replaced by new boy Alan McLoughlin at a pre 1990 World Cup training camp in Malta, less than two weeks before the tournament kicked off, when Waddock had already been named in the Irish squad.

Waddock in fact took a taxi from the Irish squad’s training base in Valetta and the taxi he took was in fact carrying McLoughlin who was arriving at the Irish training base to replace Waddock!

Waddock retired from international football immediately after that, aged just 28.

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