The rumours linking Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth with the vacant Reading job gathered pace today.
Alan Nixon, journalist for the Sun, reported that Ainsworth, 45, ‘fancies’ the job but was unsure whether or not the board would be able to agree on bringing him in.
Taking to Twitter, Nixon wrote: “Think he fancies it. Clearly a split between chief exec wanting interviews and poss noisy agent pushing someone abroad.”
The noisy agent referred to is ‘super-agent’ Kia Joorabchian, according to Football London, who has been taken on board by the club with one of his clients, Luis Castro, currently the front-runner for the job.
Paul Clement was sacked as manager of the club last week after winning just four times in the opening 20 matches of the season, despite losing just one of his last five matches.
A 2-0 loss to Sheffield United on Saturday evening pushed the Royals even further into relegation trouble, with the club currently sat in 22nd place and on just 18 points.
They will be hopeful of picking up a much-needed three points when they travel to fellow strugglers Rotherham United this weekend as they look to climb out of the drop zone.
Ainsworth could be a very good appointment.
He has proven with Wycombe that he can do a great job with a club over a long period of time so there is no reason he cannot do that again.
However, they should take notice of the warning given by Ipswich Town after hiring Paul Hurst, who also looked impressive in League One.
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