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Gary Waddock
Personal information
Full name Gary Patrick Waddock
Date of birth 17 March 1962 (1962-03-17) (age 47)
Place of birth    Kingsbury, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Wycombe Wanderers (manager)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
Swindon Town (loan)
Bristol Rovers
Luton Town
203 0(8)
040 0(1)
058 0(2)
000 0(0)
006 0(0)
071 0(1)
153 0(3)   
National team
Republic of Ireland U21
Republic of Ireland B
Republic of Ireland
001 0(0)
001 0(0)
021 0(3)
Teams managed
Queens Park Rangers
Aldershot Town
Wycombe Wanderers

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Gary Patrick Waddock (born 17 March 1962, in Kingsbury, London) is an Anglo-Irish former professional and international footballer. He is currently manager at League 1 club Wycombe Wanderers. He formerly managed Queens Park Rangers and Aldershot Town. He grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley.


Playing career

During his playing career, Gary appeared professionally (predominantly as a midfielder) for six different clubs and earned 21 international caps, scoring three goals in the process for the Republic of Ireland.

He debuted for Queens Park Rangers in 1979 and went on to play 203 times and scored eight goals in the following eight years, playing in the 1982 FA Cup Final.

He left QPR for Charleroi in Belgium for three years between 1987 and 1989, making 40 appearances and scoring one goal, before returning to London with Millwall. In two years with Millwall, Waddock appeared 58 times and scored twice for the 'Lions'.

By 1991 he was back at QPR although he failed to make the first team and found himself on loan at Swindon Town where he made six appearances. Following on from his spell at Swindon, Waddock moved to Bristol Rovers in 1992, scoring one goal in 71 matches over the next three years.

His swan song took place with Luton Town. In four years he made 153 appearances and scored his final three professional goals.

Managerial career


Queen's Park Rangers

During his time as manager, Ian Holloway took Waddock onto the coaching staff at Loftus Road at the QPR academy. Waddock found himself the new caretaker manager at QPR following Holloway's suspension on 6 February 2006.[1] Waddock, along with Alan McDonald as his assistant, managed to keep the club in the Championship, finishing 21st.

He was appointed full-time manager on 28 June 2006 after Holloway was put on Gardening leave and eventually left for Plymouth Argyle.[2] On 20 September 2006, after a poor set of results had left QPR bottom of the table, Waddock was replaced by John Gregory.[3] He did, however, stay at the club as assistant manager.

Aldershot Town

He was confirmed as the new manager of Conference side Aldershot Town on 19 May 2007.[4] Waddock won his first trophy on 3 April 2008, when Aldershot Town beat Rushden and Diamonds 4–3 on penalties in the Conference League Cup.[5] The Shots finished top of the Conference National with a record 101 points, and were promoted to the Football League after a 1-1 draw away at Exeter City gave them the point they needed.[6] The Shots ended the season on an 18-match undefeated run. In recognition of this achievement, Waddock was named Conference manager of the year[7].

Wycombe Wanderers

Waddock and was appointed manager of the League 1 side on 13 October 2009.[8]


As a Manager




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