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Derby County Want Reading FC's Brian Tevreden As Director Of Football

The man in the middle of The Royals' Dutch Revolution could be tempted away.

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Derby County are interested in appointing Brian Tevreden as their new Director of Football.

The Rams, who sacked Steve McClaren on Sunday night, are currently in 10th place in the Championship and are going through a structural reshaping.

Brian Tevreden, Reading's Technical Director, joined the club last summer and replaced the long-serving Nicky Hammond, who left to join Premier League side West Brom.

Since taking that position, Tevreden has overseen what is known as 'the Dutch Revolution' at Reading Football Club. He started by bringing in Jaap Stam as manager, then seeing quality players like John Swift, Roy Beerens and Tiago Ilori sign up to join the Berkshire-based side, and emphasising the importance of the academy.

Serious rumours

With the story originating on unofficial news sites, the rumour was initially laughed off by most fans, but former GetReading reporter Charles Watts has confirmed that they are "100 per cent true".

However, while the interest is certainly true, there hasn't been an offer made at this point and the Dutchman has a further two years remaining on his contract at the Madejski Stadium.

Though what value contract length has in modern day football is negligible, Reading fans will hope that the positive signs around the club and their current generally-upward trajectory means Tevreden will decline any moves made by The Rams.

Jaap Stam has had his say on the rumours:

As always, any further news we get we'll be sure to bring you here at The Tilehurst End.