Reading are on the hunt for a new manager after the sacking of Paul Clement on Thursday morning, and they have reportedly made steps to replacing him ahead of the festive fixtures.
According to The Mirror, former Aston Villa boss, Steve Bruce is the favourite to succeed Clement at the Madejski Stadium, and Bruce will be keen to steer the Royals clear of their relegation troubles if he arrives.
Reading are currently sat 20th in the Championship table, and are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference which will be a real concern for the club’s supporters.
But whoever steps into the managerial hotseat in Berkshire is sure to have a tough job on their hands, with a number of underperforming players currently at the club.
The likes of Sone Aluko and Chris Gunter in particular have struggled this season, and they will be hoping to prove themselves to the new manager at Reading.
Slavisa Jokanovic is also rumoured to be amongst the candidates for the job, whilst Luis Castro has also emerged as one of the names linked with the vacancy in what is sure to be an interesting few weeks for the Royals.
They will be hoping to adjust to life without Clement as quickly as possible as they host Sheffield United in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Saturday evening in what is sure to be one of their toughest tests of the season so far.
I’m not sure he’s the man to replace Clement.
Bruce was sacked from Aston Villa not so long ago, and if he hadn’t have departed, then we could have seen Aston Villa in teh relegation places by now.
It was a downward spiral that he was heading into with Villa and even though he is an experienced manager, I’m not sure he would be the right man to keep the Royals in the Championship this season.