John Gorman

John Gorman last position was as assistant manager of MK Dons.

Gorman is a vastly experienced coach. He made a gradual process into football management as he worked closely with Glenn Hoddle before putting in various stints as caretaker manager, before taking on the role of manager, a job he first began in 1993.

Gorman also played the game at a high level, beginning with Carlisle United, where he stayed for seven years making over 260 appearances in the mid-seventies. From there he went to Tottenham Hotspur and on to play in America for six years.

He returned to England to take the coach's job with Gillingham in the 1986/87 season but two years later he moved on Leyton Orient. In 1991 he moved to Swindon Town as assistant to Player/Manager Glenn Hoddle and the partnership worked well as over the next two seasons, they took the Town from the bottom half of Division One into the Premier League.

With Hoddle playing most of the time, Gorman received plenty of the credit for this turnaround. So much so, that when Glenn Hoddle left to take over at Chelsea he offered Gorman the chance to join him. His mind was made up when Town chairman Ray Hardman offered him the vacant manager's position; he accepted (a popular decision at the time) and looked forward to the forth-coming season in the Premier League.

Gorman then took an assistant manager's position at Bristol City – before taking a coaching role with England when Hoddle was appointed. Further assistant roles  followed at Reading Southampton and Spurs before his chance with Wycombe. He took over at Wycombe Wanderers on 2 October, 2003 in a temporary role of Caretaker manager following the departure of Lawrie Sanchez.

When Tony Adams took charge of Wycombe, John joined the coaching staff at Gillingham on the 6th October 2004. He then entered another caretaker role taking over on the 23rd November. He managed the Gills for just one game (incidentally a win) before quitting to take over as the new manager back at Wycombe following Adams's resignation.

Success followed as at the start of the 2005–06 season, a new club record was set with Wycombe going 21 consecutive league games unbeaten.

After Wycombe, Gorman was then announced as the new manager of Northampton Town replacing Colin Calderwood before he became chief scout at Southampton.

Gorman's most recent positions came with Ipswich Town and Queens Park Rangers where he assisted Jim Magilton. He parted company with QPR in December 2009 before being named Karl Robinson's assistant at Stadium: MK.

Honours (1)
  • personal-awards
    • Wycombe Wanderers:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2005-09-01)
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