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Reading FC Appoint Nigel Adkins As New Manager: The Daily EPL

Reading Football Club have announced that Nigel Adkins is their new manager. The former Southampton manager replaces Brian McDermott as the boss of The Royals. Adkins signed a three-year contract. His first match in charge of Reading is this Saturday against Arsenal. Talk about trial by fire!

What are your thoughts about Adkins becoming Reading manager? Do you think he can keep Reading up this season? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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  1. Sammy

    March 27, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Nice to hear, not sure if they’ll be able to stay up this season though. Might be too late already.

  2. K

    March 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I think he, like Brian McDermott, are decent managers who are effective in the Championship. Both seem to have struggled at the Premier League so I’m not sure this is a step-forward for Reading nor is it a solution to their sticky situation, but then again, to save Reading from relegation at this point is a tall order for any manager.

    Not a bad move if Reading are looking for a swift return to the top, though.

  3. JOhnson

    March 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Brian should have never been fired. Statistically it is proven that sacking a manager at this point in the season never works. When all the players do not want the manager to change it doesn’t make much sense at all.

  4. Wongo1

    March 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    This is not a bad appointment all be it at the 11th hour. I do not think they will stay up but with the balloon payment Adkins will have some cash to spend and hopefully get them right back up.

  5. Terry

    March 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Whether or not Adkins can keep Reading in the EPL at this late stage in the season depends on the opposition they will face. Arsenal away first is a very tough task and I don’t see them getting anything from it.

    You should post their remaining fixtures which would help in figuring out what realistic chance Reading has of avoiding relegation.

    • Bishopville Red

      March 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      They’re not staying up. A three year plan (R: length of NA’s contract) is a considered design to get back up.


  6. Bishopville Red

    March 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

    If you want to win promotion, Adkins has a good track record.


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