Reading's former manager Brian McDermott hasn't been out of the game for long - this afternoon he was appointed manager of Leeds United on a three year deal.
The 52-year-old left his position with the Royals last month.
More now from Reading football club and their search for a new manager after the sacking of Brian McDermott. He parted company with the club yesterday after a run of four defeats left the Royals sitting at the wrong end of the Premier League table.
Reading Football Club yesterday evening confirmed that first team coach Nigel Gibbs has left the club.
In a statement they said: "Everyone at Madejski Stadium would like to wholeheartedly thank Nigel for his valuable contribution since arriving at Reading in 2006."
Eamonn Dolan, head of Reading's Academy, will take on responsibility for the first team going into their next Premier League fixture away to Manchester United.
McDermott sacking: Brian gained promotion to the Barclays Premier League last year for only the second time in the club’s history, the club says, thanks to a remarkable run at the end of last season. However, in the current situation, the owner said a change was necessary.
Reading Football Club has announced today the departure of Manager Brian McDermott. The club said Brian had achieved great success since taking over as manager in December 2009. More shortly.
Reading manager Brian McDermott will fully utilise his squad for Monday night's FA Cup fifth-round tie at Manchester United.
Forwards Adam Le Fondre and Noel Hunt are back in contention after coming off the bench in last week's Barclays Premier League defeat at Stoke.
Striker Jason Roberts (hip) and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder) continue their rehabilitation.
Provisional Squad: Federici, Harte, Mariappa, Pearce, Kelly, McAnuff, McCleary, Leigertwood, Kebe, Blackman, Le Fondre, Akpan, Pogrebnyak, Hunt, Morrison, Taylor, Karacan, Shorey.
Reading's Brian McDermott was rewarded for his team's great form during the month of January with the prize of manager of the month.
He saw his side win five out of the their seven games, which elevated them out of the relegation zone.