Brian McDermott Leaves Reading, Struggling Royals Say ‘Change Was Necessary’

Chris Wright

11th, March 2013


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.

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  1. SL says:

    Hopefully Mark Hughes will take the job.

  2. MJ says:

    that di matteo guy, hasn’t he won something quite special in munich? championship or – league?

  3. Sam Dainter says:

    That picture made me spit Heineken into my keyboard!!!! But in all seriousness the perfect man would be……who?

  4. Jesus says:


  5. s says:

    how has there never been a michael douglass and mcdermott shit look a like before??

  6. Fat Nakago says:

    Figures….a Russian owner channeling Roman Abramovich. What could POSSIBLY go wrong there?!!

    Classless and misguided move sacking McDermott. Reading has been punching above their weight ever since they came up. No one could have done any better with the level of talent they have.

    I’ve been rooting for Reading to stay up.

    NOW? I hope they go down with QPR and STAY down until Zingarevich ((a/k/a Abramovich Jr.)) can regain some class and character. But that’s not bloody likely.

    As for Sparky taking over, well…he did SWELL job keeping QPR afloat, yes?

    Well…whoever takes over in the interim has to be aware that Rafa Benitez will be WAITING in the wings. (picture not related)

  7. Eeny says:

    @Fat Nagako: You can’t regain what you never had to begin with.

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