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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 November, 2004, 13:18 GMT
Gorman appointed Wycombe manager
John Gorman
Gorman was Andy Hessenthaler's assistant at Priestfield
John Gorman has been unveiled as the new manager of Wycombe Wanderers after leaving his job as caretaker-manager at Gillingham on Tuesday morning.

The Scot was placed in temporary charge of the Gills last week after Andy Hessenthaler stepped down, and led them to victory over Nottingham Forest.

Gorman now succeeds Tony Adams who quit the Chairboys three weeks ago.

He was caretaker-boss at Wycombe last term after Lawrie Sanchez's sacking and then assisted Adams for a short while.

Gorman also managed Swindon during their year in the Premiership in 1993/94 and assisted Glenn Hoddle during his spells as manager of Swindon, England, Southampton and Tottenham.

Gorman has already established his target for this season.

"Our aim is to get into the play-offs and we're in a good position - only one point adrift in the table," he said.

He has appointed two assistants - Keith Ryan, who has been in temporary charge since the departure of Tony Adams earlier this month, and former player Steve Brown.

Gorman had been tipped to take the Gillingham post on a full-time basis but said to have done that would have been "stabbing Andy in the back".

He added: "I went to Gillingham to help Andy, but I didn't do enough because he lost his job, and I felt very upset about that."

"I never threw my hat into the ring for the Gillingham job."

Gillingham have yet to announce who will be in temporary charge of the team for Saturday's trip to Cardiff.




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