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Reading sack manager Brian McDermott

Reading Football Club have sacked manager Brian McDermott. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Reading Football Club have sacked manager Brian McDermott, a statement on the club's official website confirmed.

The Premier League club's owner, Anton Zingarevich said he felt a change was necessary.

McDermott guided the Royals to the top flight for only the second time in their history last season.

Reading are currently second from bottom in the Barclays Premier League table.