Brian McDermott

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WATCH Ross McCormack’s Reaction Live On Sky Sports to Leeds United Brian McDermott Getting Sacked [VIDEO]

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Leeds United captain Ross McCormack reacted to the sacking of his boss Brian McDermott by calling Sky Sports live on the air to share his surprise at the announcement.

The astonishing call, where McCormack confirmed that McDermott had been sacked as Leeds United manager, included McCormack saying how gutted he was at McDermott being sacked and that if he had known earlier that McDermott was getting the sack, he may not have stayed at the club.

Report: Brian McDermott sacked as Leeds United manager

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Leeds manager Brian McDermott has been sacked, according to reports. Several news outlets, including Sky Sports News, are suggesting that the former Reading boss has been relieved of his duties at Elland Road.

Leeds United News: January Transfer Window Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

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Recent results have Leeds United supporters talking of another crisis. Saturday's heavy 6-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday reignited fears that the Whites are nowhere near returning to the Premier League.

In manager Brian McDermott, Leeds United has the right manager to push the club towards promotion despite some recent difficult results.

Leeds United Promotion Push Coming Thanks to Brian McDermott

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Liberated from the maniacal clutches of Ken Bates, Leeds United AFC, one of the best supported football clubs in Europe, now can safely begin its climb back to where it belongs — near the top of the England's top flight league. In Brian McDermott, the Whites have a manager that will guide them back to the Premier League if given time to do the job.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott gives beer money to traveling fans in Slovenia

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Leeds United got their preseason tour of Slovenia off to a good start with a 3-0 win against a Select XI squad that was made even better when manager Brian McDermott gave the club's traveling supporters some beer money.

According to the Yorshire Evening Post's Phil Hay, the fans chanted "Oh Brian, it's your round" at full time and McDermott, who replaced Neil Warnock in April of this year, reached in his pocket and passed €50 to them through the fence — a moment captured by photographer Jonathan Gawthorpe.

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Rodgers Wary Of Reading Threat

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is expecting a tough battle when he takes his team to his former club Reading on Saturday.
The Royals are eight points adrift of safety in the Premier League although Rodgers does not believe relegation is a foregone conclusion under new boss Nigel Adkins.
Adkins has presided over two defeats since taking over from Brian McDermott but Rodgers reckons he is the right man for the job.

Alex Pearce Closing In On Liverpool Switch

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Reading defender Alex Pearce is closing in on a switch to Liverpool.
Pearce, 24, is out of contract in the summer and played under Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers in 2009.
The Kop chief needs to replace retirement-bound Jamie Carragher, and Pearce would not cost a penny.
West Brom and Norwich are also keen but the Republic of Ireland defender would jump at the chance of a move to Anfield.

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Siu’s View: EPL Round 32 Recap, Exodus from QPR, Di Canio’s Appointment, United & Swansea Finances

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In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week.

EPL Round 32 Recap: City Rouse, Villa Rise, Reading Ragged

Before we go further into the relegation battle, let's first reserve some praise for Manchester City.

Nigel Adkins will be the new manager at Reading

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Nigel Adkins is set to become the next manager of Reading and will be officially unveiled in a press conference on Tuesday morning.

Nigel Adkins set to become the new manager of Reading

Reading sacked Brian McDermott a couple of weeks ago and were heavily interested in Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet.

Reading Finally Name Nigel Adkins As Their New Manager

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It took a lot longer than it I expected it too, but Reading have hired former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins as their new manager.

When Reading surprisingly sacked Brian McDermott 13 days ago, I thought that they had to have someone lined up to replace McDermott with so little time left in the season.

Gus Poyet Set for Reading Job as Brighton Take £2m Pay-Off: The Nightly EPL

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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 ... Continue...

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Brian McDermott Falls Into Football’s Moral Vacuum

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Winning the Football League Championship, then, didn't turn out to be enough for the Reading manager Brian McDermott, who left the club yesterday following its home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa at the weekend with the club's owner Anton Zingarevich stating and it is starting to feel as if there may be a book of stock phrases that football club owners can turn to at just about any time that "change was necessary" at a club which has been hanging around the relegation places in the Premier League and is now separated from the bottom of it only by goals scored.

Reading Fire Brian McDermott – What Are They Thinking?

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With only 9 games left in the season, Reading have fired manager Brian McDermott.

McDermott led the club to promotion last season, but after four successive Premier League defeats they are four points from safety and the club has panicked in firing the manager.

Reading released a statement that said:

"Owner Anton Zingarevich wishes to place on record his thanks to Brian.

Brian McDermott Leaves Reading, Struggling Royals Say ‘Change Was Necessary’

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By Chris Wright

Former Reading manager Brian McDermott

With the club joint-bottom of the Premier League, stragglers Reading have confirmed that they have parted company withmanager Brian McDermott after four defeats on the bounce.

A Reading statement said:

"[Reading have] announced today the departure of Manager Brian McDermott.

Reading Sack Manager Brian McDermott

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Reading Football Club have sacked manager Brian McDermott with immediate effect. McDermott's last match in charge of Reading was their 2-1 home loss against Aston Villa this past Saturday in the relegation battle. "Owner Anton...

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Steward doesn’t recognise Reading boss Brian McDermott, tries to stop him watching the reserves

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Reading manager Brian McDermott almost missed the chance to run the rule over his fringe players after a steward wouldn't let him watch a reserve match. The Royals boss had travelled to Bournemouth to watch his second-string in a behind-closed-doors friendly. But he was refused entry to the stadium when a steward said he couldn't [.

Defiant Danny Guthrie In Trouble Again At Reading

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We keep seeing bad news about Danny Guthrie and the relationship with his new manager Brian McDermott, and the former Newcastle central midfielder hasn't played too much for Reading this season, with just 6 appearances and one goal. Danny Guthrie refused to travel to Sunderland But it's Danny's attitude which seems to be causing [.

Reading fine Danny Guthrie for refusing to travel to Sunderland match

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Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie has been fined two weeks' wages after he refused to travel to Tuesday night's relegation six-pointer at Sunderland. The Royals lost the match 3-0. But Guthrie, aged 25, had left training early on Monday after apparently discovering that he would not be in the starting line-up for the match.

Should They Stay Or Should They Go? Mark Hughes, Nigel Adkins and Brian McDermott [POLL]

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Today's your lucky day. You're the chairman of Queens Park Rangers, Reading and Southampton. You face the decision of whether to stick with your current manager, or replace him. What do you do? Firing someone is always a difficult...

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Should They Stay Or Should They Go? Mark Hughes, Nigel Adkins and Brian McDermott [POLL]

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Today's your lucky day. You're the chairman of Queens Park Rangers, Reading and Southampton. You face the decision of whether to stick with your current manager, or replace him. What do you do?

Firing someone is always a difficult decision. There are so many variables involved. Is it really the manager that is failing, or is it the players who are unable to carry through with the manager's instructions on the pitch?

Heroic Gunners progress in thrilling finish

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Arsenal came from four goals down to produce one of the most dramatic comebacks of all time by eliminating Reading from the Capital One League Cup with a 7-5 win following extra time.

Jason Roberts, Mikele Leigertwood, and Noel Hunt all scored in a fantastic first half for the Royals at the Madejski Stadium, with a Laurent Koscielny own goal also frustrating the shaky Damian Martinez.

Former Newcastle Midfielder Denies Rift – Will Fight For Place

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Danny Guthrie has denied there has been another bust-up with Reading manager Brian McDermott, and he says he's very willing to buckle down and fight for his place at Reading. Danny Guthrie ready to buckle down Danny got upset with the Reading manager a few weeks ago when he was left out of the [...]


Liverpool vs Reading: Can Brendan Rodgers score first Anfield League win against old friend Brian McDormott

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Liverpool have only won two for 13 homes matches at Anfield so far this calendar year. The once mighty fortress of the Reds is in danger of being labeled a non-factor in matches after it failing to have the awestruck affect on the opposition for the last few seasons.

Reading 2-2 Newcastle – Ba Brace Denies Royals First Win Of The Season (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Reading 2-2 Newcastle United Premier League 29th September 2012

In-form hitman Demba Ba struck a brace at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday, including a superb volley, to rescue a point for the Magpies and leaves Brian McDermott and co. still searching for their first Premier League win of the campaign.

EPL News – VIDEO: Reading ‘will learn from mistakes’

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Brian McDermott says Reading "will larn apace" from their justificative faults after succumbing to a 3-1 licking by Tottenham at the Madejski Stadium. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62929000/jpg/_62929353_mmftbmcdermottint.jpg

GIF It: Fernando Torres offside goal helps Chelsea to victory over Reading

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Chelsea retained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 victory over Reading last night. But it was the Blues' third goal, scored when the match was level at 2-2, that will be playing on Royals boss Brian McDermott's mind today. Fernando Torres was quite clearly offside as he tucked the ball [.

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Five more managers shown the door in March as clubs look to beat the drop

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Panic has set in among many boardrooms over the past few weeks as chairmen roll the dice for the last time in the hope that a change in manager will be enough to turn fortunes around in the latter stages of the football season and in most cases, avoid relegation! March saw a total of [...]

Mid-Day Ticker: Reading fire McDermott; USWNT advance to Algarve Cup final; and more

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By VINCE MADURI

Reading have fired head coach Brian McDermott following the club's 2-1 home loss to Aston Villa on Saturday, leaving the relegation threatened Royals without a manager for the time being.

"The search for a successor will start immediately," the club said in a statement.

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Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 19-20 January

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1. A Fergie never forgets. Make a mistake running the line once and it stays on your record for life. 2. No wonder Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea looked uncomfortable yesterday. He hates white things falling from the sky. 3. Even with Roman Abramovich's millions you can't justify throwing out a perfectly good coat.

Match Preview: Liverpool vs Reading

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Liverpool welcome Reading to Anfield still searching for their first home win of the season.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at home to Stoke last time out, while Reading picked up a 2-2 draw at Swansea before the international break.
The Royals won their last visit to Anfield in an FA Cup replay in January 2010 which was Brian McDermott's first victory as manager of Reading.

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Wenger and Arshavin talk about Arsenal inspiration

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Arsene Wenger looked stunned in his post match interview last night, and there was a great scene on the touchline when Chamakh scored Arsenal's seventh goal. Wenger and the Reading manager Brian McDermott looked at each other and just gave a little shake of the head, they could not believe it.

Wenger has now shook himself and realised that he has been given a great opportunity to keep the Arsenal players fired up and on a high as we face a couple of crucial games in the Premier and Champions league against Manchester United and Schalke.

Into Silicon Valley in search of Silverware

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My expectations for tonight are not great. Away to PL opposition is always difficult with a reserve side, but on the other hand these are the type of games when we really see how our lads perform under pressure.

Will Reading prioritise the League Cup (or whatever it is called this season)? Their next two PL games are QPR away and Norwich at home, both games against direct relegation rivals which will surely have an effect upon McDermott's selections.

Into Silicon Valley in search of Silverware

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My expectations for tonight are not great. Away to PL opposition is always difficult with a reserve side, but on the other hand these are the type of games when we really see how our lads perform under pressure.

Will Reading prioritise the League Cup (or whatever it is called this season)? Their next two PL games are QPR away and Norwich at home, both games against direct relegation rivals which will surely have an effect upon McDermott's selections.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 15-16 September

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Golazo de Buttner vs Wigan by rrmisas 1. It was a good weekend for scoring on your debut. Alex Buttner, Nick Powell, Dimitar Berbatov, Mark Lowton, Christian Benteke and Javi Garcia all accomplished that feat. 2. Paul Scholes: he continues to score goals. The Manchester United legend marked his 700th game with a goal against [.

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Being a Football Manager in 2013

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The subject of managerial changes has arisen a few times this season. Generally these changes have been presented in a negative light by the media and fans. Often as "good men" are fired from positions in which they appeared to be safe. Both Nigel Adkins and Brian McDermott steered their respective clubs to excellent promotions in 2011/2012 and were then fired before they'd had the chance to complete a Premier League season many thought they had earned the right to see out.

Sacking Brian McDermott Will Cost Reading Football Club

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Sacking Brian McDermott will not save reading from relegation this season. After a bad run of results the Royals sacked their manager earlier this month hoping that the change of management would boost the clubs chances of avoiding the drop this season. But the chances of this proving a masterstroke seem very slim despite a spirited but ultimately fruitless performance at Old Trafford last week.

Palermo’s managerial madness continues in Serie A

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Brian McDermott was sacked this week, which instigated a period of fawning from various media outlets about how badly the Reading manager had been treated. Not as if his side were close to relegation or anything. Instead, lets put this in perspective by looking at the managerial record of Palermo in Serie A, whose President [.

Newcastle United v Reading match banter!

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Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 19th January, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Andre Marriner (West Mids). UK TV: None. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our "match banter" feature for this afternoon's game between Newcastle United and Reading from St James' Park. This of course will be the Magpies' second encounter with Reading, [.

Arsenal To Indonesia

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So Arsenal have finally decided to return to Indonesia; their first visit since 1983. Their won't be many from that trip 30 years ago still with the club. Perhaps Stewart Robson could come along for the ride and do stuff for the website; see what he can recall from when he was on the trip all those years ago.

Danny Guthrie In Another Argument With Reading Manager

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Danny Guthrie had a bit of a bust up with Reading manager Brian McDermott a few weeks ago, when he criticized the manager on his Twitter account, after being left out of the side. Danny Guthrie having troubles with Reading manager And it doesn't seem to have got much better over the last few [...]