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ODDS: Jaap Stam The Favourite To Be Next Reading FC Manager

Following the sacking of Brian McDermott, the bookies have been quick to look at the candidates to replace him.

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When Steve Clarke was sacked back in December, it took two weeks to appoint his successor Brian McDermott. Now with McDermott himself dismissed, when will the club announce a replacement and who could it be? All odds according to SkyBet.

Jaap Stam - 4/7

It's no surprise that the former Manchester United defender is the favourite for the job after reports in Holland this morning suggested that he was in talks even before McDermott was sacked.

Stam knows new Technical Director Brian Tevreden from his Ajax days, but has no previous managerial experience, just being part of the back room staff at Ajax, United (as a scout) and Dutch side FC Zwolle.

Avram Grant - 5/1

The manager of the Ghanaian national team since 2014, even though Avram Grant is second favourite for the job, I would be incredibly surprised if he took it considering he is set to take charge of two African Cup of Nations qualifiers in the next few days.

It's a competition he finished second in last year, and his managerial experience in England comes with Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham (who he relegated). The Israeli is a name that always seems to be thrown up and I think this is probably still the case.

Neil Warnock - 14/1

Now this would be a controversial appointment. Neil Warnock has never been popular with Reading fans since his scuffle with Wally Downes in 2007, but is out of work since leaving Rotherham.

The 67 year old did turn the Yorkshire club's fortunes around as he saved them from relegation with a run of 11 games unbeaten. He has been promoted twice to the Premier League (with Crystal Palace and QPR) but never done spectacularly when in the top flight.

Other Contenders

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is also at 14/1 along with jobless Tim Sherwood and Garry Monk followed by Roberto Martinez (16/1).

Some of the bigger names in the frame are Dennis Bergkamp (16/1), Clarence Seedorf (25/1) and Frank Rijkaard (33/1). Noticing a Dutch theme? Plus, from the Class of 92, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are both 20/1.

Finally, if you really want to put money on Jimmy Kebe becoming the new boss, BetVictor have him at 16/1 to take over.

Who do you want to take charge? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.