9. Jose Manuel Gomes
Next up on this list is one of Reading’s most recent managers, in the shape of Jose Manuel Gomes.
The Portuguese manager had never managed in England prior to his appointment at The Madejski Stadium in December 2018 with the club battling relegation the Championship at the midway stage of the campaign.
Although Gomes was able to ensure the Royals did not drop into League One that season, he would leave the club in October 2019 with Reading just inside the relegation after just two wins from their first 11 league games of the season, with Gomes averaging a total of 1.11 points per game during his time at The Madejski.