Gareth Ainsworth admits he could retire his lucky shoes following Wycombes promotion to the Championship.
The Chairboys reached the second tier for the first time in their history with a 2-1 win over Oxford United in the League One play-off final on Monday.
Ainsworth’s red shoes did not let him down as Wycombe booked their place in the Championship
Oxford midfielder Mark Sykes had cancelled out Anthony Stewarts opener, before Joe Jacobsons 79th-minute penalty sealed the match.
And Wycombe boss Ainsworth had his lucky red snakeskin shoes to thank!
He told Sky Sports: Theyve turned out to be lucky, Ive never lost in these.
I may retire them now, they may go in a museum in Wycombe somewhere because that was just amazing.
We cant afford the best football players, but we have heart and determination, and that was a Wycombe performance.
I am so, so proud of the boys. They just grind it out. I still cant believe it that were a Championship club.
Wycombe had one of the lowest budgets in League One and were tipped for relegation this season.
Jacobson scored the winning goal from the spot
Only nine players turned up for the first day of pre-season, but Ainsworths side still defied the odds.
He added: I think Accrington and Rochdale were down there with us, but we were right down there budget-wise.
We had nine players turn up on the first day of pre-season and two of them were trialists.
“Rob Couhig [majority shareholder] and Peter Couhig [chief financial officer] came in and theyve just enabled me to fill in the slots.
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I didnt mean to have a clear-out, I had to get rid of some players.
“That today is for all the fans watching from home and we know they were there, we could feel them out on the pitch.
That heart and determination at the end to hang on, its just something special.
“Thats a good team Karl Robinson has got, but weve done Fleetwood and Oxford and I think people might start respecting us a little bit more now.