Reading boss, Jose Gomes, has told ITV News Meridian keeping the team in the Championship will be his greatest achievement in management.
The 48 year old replaced Paul Clement in December with the club only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
But Gomes has overseen a significant upturn in fortunes since then, leading the Royals to the verge of safety with two games to go.
I'm not a magician, I'm a football manager. I've just helped the players and everyone at the football club. We've improved our teamwork, we started working like a family and the team spirit increased a lot."
Reading travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday, six points clear of 22nd placed Rotherham, and with a far superior goal difference, meaning only a freak set of results could send the club down to League One.