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Royals return for McDermott! Reading appoint Brian McDermott as manager

17 December 2015

Brian McDermott has re-joined Reading, after being appointed as their manager for a second time.

The announcement comes after the Royals parted with Steve Clarke almost a fortnight ago, citing a poor run of results as the reason for his exit.

McDermott returns to the Madejski Stadium where he was in charge from 2009 to 2013, and led the club to the Premier League in his final year at the helm.

Read more: Reading part company with manager Steve Clarke

After leaving, McDermott had a spell in charge of Leeds United, and now re-joins the Royals, who sit 13th in the Sky Bet Championship.

Reading Co-Chairwoman Lady Sasima Srivikorn said: “We are all very pleased that Brian McDermott has accepted our offer to become first-team manager at Reading Football Club.

"History tells us he is one of only two managers to ever have earned this club promotion to the Premier League so, alongside his vast experience in football and wealth of knowledge of the game, Brian also knows exactly what it takes be successful at Reading.

"I am sure the players, staff and supporters will all join myself and my fellow shareholders in warmly welcoming Brian back to a club he undoubtedly has a deep understanding of and a real passion for.”

Co-Chairman Sir John Madejski added: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Brian back.

“He was able to win us promotion to the Premier League before and now it is mission to do it again. I’ve always enjoyed working with Brian, he is a great manager and I wish him every success for the future.”

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