Reading are poised to announce Gus Poyet as their new manager to replace Brian McDermott who was sacked nine days ago.
The Brighton and Hove Albion manager has steered the south coast club to seventh place in the Championship, just one spot behind a play-off position. Poyet, who has been in charge at Brighton since 2009, is understood to have met Reading’s Russian owner Anton Zingarevich and that the Berkshire club is willing to offer Brighton £2 million in compensation by breaking the Uruguayan’s contract to take him to Reading.
Reading sit in 19th place in the Premier League, and are currently seven points away from moving out of the relegation drop zone with eight matches remaining in the season.
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Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Gus Poyet set for Reading job as Brighton take £2m pay-off — The Independent
- Premier League rejects Qatar 2022 move as support increases — Bloomberg
- Yaya Touré’s agent says new City contract must be signed by weekend — The Guardian
- Luis Suarez says he will consider offers from Champions League clubs this summer — 101GG
- Momentum growing for FA rule change after McManaman escapes ban for horror tackle — Telegraph
- Newcastle won’t sue over dangerous Callum McManaman tackle — The Guardian
- Premier League players out of contract in the summer — The Mail
- Manchester United appeal to Uefa for leniency over Nani’s red card against Real Madrid — Telegraph
- Morten Wieghorst: It is too early to talk about Swansea City job — This Is South Wales
- Raheem Sterling can play at European Under 21 Championships, says Brendan Rodgers — The Mail
- NBC Sports garners 58 sports Emmy Award nominations, most of any sports media co. — NBC
- England match in Montenegro faces television blackout threat on UK TV — The Guardian
- Rio Ferdinand fined £200 for speeding just nine days after driving ban — The Mail
- Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson could face Uefa ban — The Guardian
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