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Reading Chief Executive Provides Manager Update

As the hunt for Steve Clarke's successor continues, Reading's Chief Executive Nigel Howe did give a quick update on the managerial hunt.

Last week it appeared Brian McDermott would be in the dugout for the Preston game but with Saturday's game at Deepdale coming and going without an appointment, Reading Chief Executive Nigel Howe gave a brief update to the official website on the search.

"Appointing a new manager is a process which naturally takes time, but rest assured it is also a process the shareholders and I want to complete as quickly as we can,"

"We are all working very hard behind the scenes to get a permanent manager appointed, but we have to make sure we get the right man. And that means we have to ensure the right decisions are made for the good of the football club.

"I have been in constant communication with the shareholders and Nick Hammond over the last week and we will continue to keep having those discussions throughout the course of the weekend.

"We know the fans are impatient and rightly so. This club needs a new permanent manager in place as soon as possible and so do we. We are all working diligently to make that happen.

"Hopefully, the club will be in a position to move forward with a new manager in the next few days. But as I mentioned, we have to be sure we get the right man for the job."

So no news on a name but with the bookmakers still refusing to take bets on a Brian McDermott appointment, it seems as if the former Reading boss is still the front runner to begin a second spell in charge. Whether that happens before Wednesday's game at Hull remains to be seen.

You can hear what Wimb & Get Reading's Charles Watts had to say on the hunt for a new manager on Friday's Tilehurst End Podcast Extra.

We'll of course bring you the very latest as soon as it happens right here on The Tilehurst End.