Reading sack manager McDermott

Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott led the Royals to promotion to the Premier League in 2012

Championship side Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after just over six months in charge.

The 55-year-old returned to the Madejski Stadium in December for his second spell as boss of the Royals.

But McDermott only won nine of his 30 games in charge and the Berkshire side finished 17th in the table.

A club statement said it had been a “difficult decision” for the board of directors to relieve McDermott of his duties.

More to follow.

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