Reading made the decision to replace Jaap Stam with Paul Clement in the past week, with the former Derby boss hoping to lead the Royals to survival.
He inherits a struggling squad that are just three points ahead of the relegation zone after a disastrous run of form that has seen them fail to win in ten games.
However, as our graphic shows, Clement has a worse record than the Dutchman in their relatively short managerial careers.
Of course, that is slightly misleading as the new boss has spent time in the Premier League with a poor Swansea side.
And, it’s his experience with the Welsh side that probably convinced Reading to appoint Clement at the Madejski Stadium after a remarkable escape in his first year in charge.
During this campaign things went badly and he ended up getting sacked, however it shows that the former Chelsea coach can make an immediate impact which is very important at this stage of the season.
Another factor to point out is that most of Stam’s point came in a successful first season, with the Dutch manager struggling to replicate that for in this campaign.
Additionally, even though Clement’s record is worse than Stam’s, his points per game record and wins are good enough to keep the Royals up if they were averaged out after the next eight fixtures.
Yet, over the long-term he will need to get closer to Stam’s record if he is to get the side back up competing for promotion.
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