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Saturday 28 May 2016 2:37 PM

Reading FC News

Reading Football Club have announced this morning that manager Brian McDermott has been sacked.

 

McDermott took over at the Madejski Stadium in December, replacing Steve Clarke.

The Royals finished 17th in the Sky Bet Championship and the board said it has taken the 'difficult decision' to relieve the manager of his duties.

It is the second time McDermott has been sacked


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Reading FC News

The Royals look to re-establish themselves as a dominant force in the Sky Bet Championship having been relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Brian McDermott was dismissed as manager during the relegation campaign, having secured promotion the season before, and the manager is now back at the club looking to guide them back to England's top tier.

The 2014/15 season started under the guidance of Nigel Atkins, who was replaced by former West Brom boss Steve Clarke in December.

Reading finished in a disappointing 19th place but the season will be fondly remembered for a fantastic FA Cup run, which came to a heartbreaking end in a semi-final at Wembley against Arsenal, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat in extra time.

Clarke looked all set to leave the Royals in November 2015 having held talks with fellow Championship outfit Fulham, but a dramatic U-turn saw him stay at the Madejski, only to be sacked the following month following a poor run of results.

McDermott was reappointed and will look to steady the ship this year. His side should stay far enough away from the relegation zone not to worry fans, with optimistic supporters keeping one eye on the playoff places.

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Club: Reading FC

Nickname: The Royals

Formed: 1871

Ground: Madejski Stadium

League: Premier League

Chairman: Sir John Madejski and Sasima Srivikorn

Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading FC Twitter: @ReadingFC

Official club website: www.readingfc.co.uk - for Reading FC tickets, football fixtures and the Barclays Premier League table.