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Major managerial update as 48-y/o emerges as frontrunner to take charge of Reading

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Reading are a club in turmoil at the moment and supporters of the Berkshire based side will be hoping that a new manager can be appointed in the near future. 

The Royals have been without a manager since Paul Clement was sacked over a week ago, and if they are to have any chance of staying up this season, then they will need to appoint his successor.

And, a leading candidate has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Clement today, as The Mirror revealed that Jose Gomes has held talks with the Royals.

The 48-year-old is currently in charge of Portuguese side, Rio Ave, and has gained an outstanding reputation in Portugal after successful seasons with his current club.

Rio Ave have had a number of managers that have gone on to bigger and better things in the past, with Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo also starting his managerial career with the Portuguese outfit.

If Gomes is the man to take charge of this Reading team, then he will have a huge job on his hands, with the Royals currently having a number of underperforming players currently on their books.

Gomes could be the man to get the best out of this current crop of players, and if he can steer them clear of their relegation fears, then he would be an excellent appointment.

Reading were forced to settle for a point on Saturday as they conceded late on against Rotherham, a result which saw the side move above Millwall and out of the relegation zone.

The Verdict:

This would be an interesting appointment.

Gomes has evidently been working wonders over in Portugal on a tight budget, and if he can replicate that success with Reading, then they could be a real force going forward.

Reading have the players who could fire themselves up the league table, but they have struggled with previous managers who evidently haven’t been getting the best out of the players at their disposal at the Madejski Stadium.

Thoughts, Reading fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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