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11 March 2013, 18:32
Reading Football Club has sacked manager Brian McDermott.
He’s been with the club since December 2009 – and oversaw their promotion to the Premier League.
But they’re now second from bottom, in the relegation zone.
In a statement, the club said: “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.
“The search for a successor will start immediately and it is hoped that a new manager will be in place as soon as possible to lead the fight against potential relegation.”