Reading are still in search of a new manager to steer them clear of their relegation fears, following Paul Clement’s dismissal on Thursday morning.
Clement left the Royals in a relegation fight, and whoever takes charge at the Madejski Stadium is sure to have a tough job in reigniting the fight in the current crop of players.
One man has emerged as the frontrunner to take charge of the Berkshire-based club, and it’s certainly a familiar name.
According to the Reading Chronicle, former Royals legend, Phil Parkinson is being considered for the vacancy at Reading, which has seen a mixed reaction from the club’s supporters.
Parkinson is currently in charge of Bolton Wanderers who are enduring a tough time both on and off the pitch with their well publicised financial troubles.
But is Parkinson the man to save Reading from relegation this season?
No he isn’t.
Okay, times at Bolton are tough behind the scenes, but Parkinson hasn’t done enough over the last few years to make me think that he’s right for Reading.
Slavisa Jokanovic would be a much better option.
I think so.
He managed to keep Bolton up last season on a minimal budget and with a very poor squad.
At Reading, there are problems he would need to address, but there is some talent there.
He would get the Royals organised, hard to beat and I think there are three worse sides than them this season.
It could be a clever shout.
Parkinson knows the English leagues and will most likely be questioning his position at Bolton given their precarious position.
He has the potential to come in and give the Royals a kick-start and that is exactly what they need at the moment.