Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott following a dismal run of results that has left the club joint-bottom of the Premier League.
A 2-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Aston Villa on Saturday was the club's fourth in a row.
A statement from the club read: "Reading Football Club has announced today the departure of Manager Brian McDermott.
"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.
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what do you think?
I would like to recommend Mark Hughes for the Reading vacancy. He seems to be very calm whilst under pressure. He certainly looked very assured and composed as he manouvered QPR into their current position.!
had to do something little to late me finks
What an utter farce. no one will save reading. Look at the money spent