Reading FC have released a statement below
The board of Reading Football Club have this afternoon relieved Manager Nigel Adkins of his duties.
The Club met with Nigel in person today and we would like to place on permanent record our thanks to him for his hard work and diligence since his appointment in March 2013.
Following this weekend's 6-1 defeat at Birmingham, the board feel that a change in Manager is necessary, with the club 16th in the Sky Bet Championship.
As part of this process, Assistant Manager Andy Crosby and First Team Coach Dean Wilkins will also be leaving the club, and we would also like to thank them for their efforts.
The board of Reading Football Club are committed to taking this club forward and will make a further announcement to our supporters in due course.
Suspicions were raised earlier in the day when Samrit Bunditkitsada, whose role at the club is unknown, made a rather cryptic post on Facebook, simply saying "Good Bye and Good Luck..."
We'll have plenty more reaction and analysis as it breaks here on The Tilehurst End.