Reading fires manager Brian McDermott
Reading has fired manager Brian McDermott in an attempt to keep
the team in the Premier League.
Reading (5-16-8) is next-to-last in the 20-team league with nine
games left, four points from escaping the relegation zone and ahead
of last-place Queens Park Rangers on total goals.
”In our current situation, owner Anton Zingarevich felt that a
change was necessary,” Reading said in a statement Monday.
The 51-year-old McDermott had been in charge since 2009 and took
the team into the top division for only the second time in its
Reading’s next two games are against first-place Manchester
United (23-3-2) and fifth-place Arsenal (13-7-8).