16 Dec 2014
ADKINS LEAVES ROYALS
Reading have sacked manager Nigel Adkins after 20 months in charge of the Championship club.
The former Southampton boss, 49, was appointed in March 2013, but his departure follows Saturday's 6-1 loss against Birmingham City.
The club issued the following statement:
"The board of Reading Football Club have this afternoon relieved Manager Nigel Adkins of his duties.
The Club met with Nigel in person today and we would like to place on permanent record our thanks to him for his hard work and diligence since his appointment in March 2013.
Following this weekend's 6-1 defeat at Birmingham, the board feel that a change in Manager is necessary, with the club 16th in the Sky Bet Championship.
As part of this process, Assistant Manager Andy Crosby and First Team Coach Dean Wilkins will also be leaving the club, and we would also like to thank them for their efforts".