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Manager Quotes

Our regular roundup of what the Reading gaffer has said to the media.

Veljko Paunovic Takes Positives From Huddersfield Town Defeat

The manager explained Reading’s awful defensive display, but had various positives to discuss too.

Veljko Paunovic Slams Reading’s ‘Unacceptable’ Performance In Luton Defeat

How the manager saw another home defeat for Reading.

Veljko Paunovic On A ‘Cruel’ Defeat At Middlesbrough

Yet again, Reading lost points in the final few minutes of a game.

Pauno: Fulham Rout Was A Culmination Of Unprecedented Issues

The under-fire manager had his say on why the Royals collapsed in the second half, but remained defiant.

Veljko Paunovic Defiant After ‘Horrible Night’ At Kidderminster

Pauno’s extended take on what went wrong for Reading in Saturday’s FA Cup exit to Kidderminster Harriers.

Veljko Paunovic Puts Derby Collapse Down To Fitness And Naivety

The Reading FC boss was naturally frustrated with the result, but provided some context for why the late collapse occurred.

Veljko Paunovic Criticises Reading’s Lack Of Final-Third Presence In West Brom Defeat

How the gaffer saw a poor away defeat at The Hawthorns.

Veljko Paunovic Praises Players, Criticises Referee In Hull Draw

How the gaffer saw a frustrating 1-1 with Hull on Saturday.

Veljko Paunovic Hails ‘Superb’ Comeback Win At Swansea

Twice the Royals immediately fought back after conceding, earning an unlikely win at Swansea in the process.

Veljko Paunovic On A ‘Flat’ Defeat For Reading To Sheffield United

A dull mid-week game was settled by a second-half Jayden Bogle winner.

Veljko Paunovic Points To Lack Of Ruthlessness In Forest Draw

The Royals fought back from 1-0 down to seal a draw, but had the opportunities to go home with a win.

Pauno Praises Reading’s Half-Time Mentality Shift In Birmingham City Win

"It was actually a real joy to watch our team play in the second half, which it wasn’t in the first half."

Veljko Paunovic On ‘Fantastic’ First Half And Tired Second In Millwall Loss

The self-isolating gaffer spoke to the media over Zoom, with Marko Mitrovic in the dugout.

Veljko Paunovic Criticises Missing End Product In Bournemouth Loss

Pauno praised most aspects of his team’s performance, but highlighted poor conversion as the reason for defeat.

Veljko Paunovic Highlights 'Unnecessary Mistakes' In Blackburn Loss

The gaffer oversaw a better performance than in midweek, but one that wasn't good enough for a result at Ewood Park.

Veljko Paunovic Accepts Reading ‘Crumbled’ In Blackpool Defeat

The gaffer had his say on Reading’s conflicting performances in each half, and the need to put this game behind us.

Veljko Paunovic Praises Game Management In Narrow Barnsley Win

The gaffer highlighted reasons to be optimistic and areas for improvement in Reading’s 1-0 victory against the Tykes.

Veljko Paunovic ‘So Proud’ Of Reading After Hard-Fought Cardiff Win

Besides praising his team’s performance, the gaffer also had his say on how the side’s developed since the last international break and how it looks heading into the new one.

Veljko Paunovic Largely Upbeat But Criticises Finishing In Derby Defeat

The gaffer's take after Reading's 1-0 loss at Pride Park.

Veljko Paunovic Praises A ‘Big Performance’ From Reading In Middlesbrough Win

Pauno on Reading’s makeshift defence, injuries, team performance, not wanting to talk about points deductions, and more...

Veljko Paunovic Delighted With 'Fantastic' Reading Win At Fulham

The gaffer had plenty of praise to hand out after a terrific display at Craven Cottage.

Veljko Paunovic On Reading ‘Recovering Their Mojo’ In Peterborough United Win

Under pressure going into this match, Pauno oversaw a morale-boosting three goals and three points.

Reading’s Draw With QPR ‘Feels Like A Defeat’ To Veljko Paunovic

The Royals blew a 3-1 lead late on to draw 3-3 with QPR.

Veljko Paunovic Calls Huddersfield Defeat The ‘Worst’ In His Tenure

The gaffer had an awful day on the road to mark the weekend of his one-year anniversary in the job.

Veljko Paunovic Unhappy With Coventry's Late Winner, Happy With The Rest Of Reading's Performance

The gaffer emphasised the need for Reading to "deal with" the circumstances of Coventry’s winner better, but was positive about the performance earlier in the game.

Veljko Paunovic Talks Defensive Lapses In Bristol City Loss

The Royals conceded twice from set pieces early on, and poorly from open play soon after the break.

Veljko Paunovic Praises John Swift And Femi Azeez In Preston Win

The gaffer was able to talk about a win for the first time this season, and had praise to go round on a few topics.

Veljko Paunovic Proud Of Youngsters Despite Cup Defeat To Swansea

He took positives from the display of a team that featured five first-team debuts.

Veljko Paunovic On How Lost Momentum Led To Stoke City Defeat

The manager had an opening-day defeat to talk about, but also found some positives on and off the field.

Veljko Paunovic On Huddersfield Draw, His Future And Next Season

The Reading boss analysed the 2-2 draw with Huddersfield, and gave his thoughts on preparing for next season.

Veljko Paunovic On Reading FC’s 4-1 Defeat At Norwich City

Pauno unpacks a match which went well for 45 minutes, but unravelled after the break.

Veljko Paunovic: ‘Nothing Can Comfort Our Disappointment’

The gaffer’s take as Reading’s place in the Championship next season is mathematically confirmed.

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