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2 pros and 2 cons to Reading looking at appointing 55-y/o

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With Jose Gomes leaving Reading, there will now be discussion over who they should look to sign up next as manager.

Rumours concerning his successor have already begun, with talk that experienced manager Mark Hughes may be in line to take the crown for the Royals as he looks to turn their season around.

Here, we look at 2 pros and 2 cons at Reading looking to appoint the former Manchester United player…

Experience in the English game

Unlike some of their previous managers, Mark Hughes has past experience of the managerial game in England and having been quite successful in the top flight as a steady manager.

Hughes knows what it takes to obtain a mid-table finish in the league and try to keep a team up with limited funds, and Hughes heading to Reading wouldn’t be the worst idea if he can get the Royals playing the right kind of football as well as expressing themselves on the pitch, playing with freedom and having confidence to take risks.

Can solidify a team in the league

Another pro to Hughes is that he can solidify the team in the league and consistently achieve the results to get them mid-table every season.

Hughes makes his sides hard to beat as proven when he was in charge of Stoke City and if Hughes were to take over at Reading, then the Welshman would have a strong defensive base to start on with his new side.

No Championship experience

Ever since starting his managerial career, Hughes hasn’t managed in the Championship, instead always managing in the Premier League and international football with Wales.

Hughes dropping down to the Championship with no experience of the league would be a bad move for Reading, with Hughes relying on his tactical nous and attempting to get to know the league quickly being one con to him getting the role.

Losing his magic touch

Hughes has been out of work for almost a year now having been sacked by Southampton last December, having won just five of his 27 games in charge at St Mary’s Stadium.

As Hughes grows older and more experienced, the manager will be hoping that he can get back into management with Reading however the Royals will be taking a punt on a manager that hasn’t had the best part of it for the last two years.

Would Mark Hughes be a good fit for Reading?

Yes

Yes

No

No

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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