By Chris Wright
Former Reading manager Brian McDermott
With the club joint-bottom of the Premier League, stragglers Reading have confirmed that they have parted company with manager Brian McDermott after four defeats on the bounce.
A Reading statement said:
“[Reading have] announced today the departure of Manager Brian McDermott. Owner Anton Zingarevich wishes to place on record his thanks to Brian who had achieved great success with the club since taking over as Manager in December 2009.
“Brian gained promotion to the Barclays Premier League last year for only the second time in the club’s history thanks to a remarkable run at the end of last season. However, in our current situation, owner Anton Zingarevich felt that a change was necessary.