Reading take on QPR this Tuesday evening, and it’ll be Mark Bowen’s second game in charge of the Royals having won the first against high-flying Preston.
Bowen took over the Royals after Jose Gomes was sacked as manager following a run of five defeats in six leaving Reading in the relegation zone after 11 games of the new campaign.
It was confirmed earlier in the week that the former Portuguese boss would be in the Sky studio for Reading’s trip to QPR. It’s sure to be a very interesting watch, with Gomes set to open up about his time at the club.
Many Royals fans will want answers as to whether Bowen had anything to do with his dismissal, as he has now gone from Sporting Director to first-team manager.
He did win the first game of his reign though, and will be hoping that he can continue to get results and lift them up the table.
Here’s how Reading fans reacted to the news that Gomes would be in the studio on Twitter…
Should Reading have stuck with Jose Gomes?
Who else is ready to cry
— dan (@dan79240661) October 21, 2019
Already moving on from us 😭
— RFC Opinions (@Jonjo41629224) October 21, 2019
From what I’ve seen he is an incredibly gratuitous and polite man, I’d put money on him being polite and complementary, wishing Bowen well.
— Riccardo Besty (@TheRealBesty) October 21, 2019
Been paid off by rfc bosses to keep the peace, wait for the “Mark had no dealings in my dismissal” and “I wish him and the club very well”
— john (@JohnMaddog84) October 21, 2019
Gomes could make a great little career as a pundit I think. Well spoken and could offer decent analysis
— crook (@Crook_88) October 21, 2019
Actually quite excited for this 👀 we should get some closure on Bowens claims
— Luke Rogers (@TheSaiint) October 21, 2019
It’ll be interesting to see what he has to say..
— Pete Wallace (@PeteWallace69) October 22, 2019