Paul Clement is still very much the Reading FC manager (we think), but that hasn’t stopped out of work bosses being linked with his job as the pressure supposedly grows on him.
Carlos Carvalhal is the latest name tipped to replace the 46-year-old, with the Daily Mail claiming he is being considered by the powers that be at the Madejski Stadium. Yes, that’s right, ANOTHER former Swansea City manager.
Carvalhal, who left the South Wales club in May after failing to prevent their relegation to the Championship, was reportedly on the short-list to replace Slavisa Jokanovic at Fulham but lost out to Claudio Ranieri. The 52-year-old has had 17 jobs in 20 years as a manager (take from that what you will), taking the reigns of clubs in four different countries, mostly in his homeland of Portugal.
The rumour follows suggestions that Steve Bruce and Francisco Guidolin are also being lined up for when Clement is given the boot.
Who would make such a decision though is seemingly unclear, following the departure of CEO Ron Gourlay on Monday morning. It would seem likely that any potential switch in a manager is put on hold until a replacement for Gourlay is found.