It's been a tough couple of months for the Royals - after dreams of automatic promotion were quickly eroded, Reading now find themselves looking over their shoulders as that once-secure play-off place suddenly looks in danger.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that Jaap Stam has taken this side to the top of the Championship after two dismal campaigns previously. That's reflected in your newest rating for the Dutchman - 3.89 out of 5 his lowest since September, but still solid in comparison to the rest of his reign, and indeed his predecessors.
The fact that Stam's rating has stayed so consistent is reassuring; despite the ups and downs of this campaign, it's clear that a long-term plan has been put in place, whilst short-term gains have also been more prevalent than expected. Hopefully the Royals can kick on now, and really make this a season to remember.
Thanks as ever for your votes - the results of this poll, and the previous ones we've run, are below.