Madejski: McDermott axe right
Reading chairman Sir John Madejski believes it was the right
decision to sack Brian McDermott, despite the club’s impending
McDermott was axed in March with just nine games remaining
following a dismal run of results that left the club joint-bottom
of the Premier League.
The club has taken a lone point under new boss Nigel Adkins and
languishes 10 points from safety with just four games to go but
Madejski insists owner Anton Zingarevich made the right call.
“Anton is football mad but it wasn’t a spur of the moment
thing,” Madejski told Reading’s official website.
“Everybody knows it’s all about winning. If managers don’t win
they can expect to leave in spite of any previous record; it’s why
they get paid good money.
“I’m very happy with Nigel Adkins, he’s very enthusiastic and
motivating and I’m delighted Anton owns the club because it’s not
for the faint-hearted.”
On Reading’s perilous position, he added: “It’s not over until
the fat lady sings and she’s not singing just yet.
“Of course it would take something very special indeed for us
not to be playing in the Championship next season.
“Funny things happen in football and if I don’t have the belief
as Chairman then how can I expect anyone else to have it? So I’d
never condemn Reading until anything is confirmed.”