The Royals are going to put an end to fans' misery and make an official announcement on a new permanent manager this morning.
The new man will be the long-awaited rearrival of Brian McDermott, who famously led the club to 2 quarter finals in the FA Cup and one unlikely Championship title.
The club sacked Steve Clarke last week after a run of 1 win in 9 games and a flirtation with Fulham saw the Thai owners lose confidence with the Scottish manager.
Various journalists have reported that the hold-up in announcing Brian McDermott was the Thai owners were searching for a bigger 'name' in case they missed one, but that now seems to have been put on the back burner, with a manager who knows the club and can rally the troops holding the strongest hand.
Stay tuned to The Tilehurst End for all information on McDermott's arrival as and when we get it.