The Backroom Staff Thread

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by Nameless » 11 Mar 2021 10:42

Probably a lot to be said for having an older, experienced head on the team. Sounds like he’s almost doingbthe DofF job.

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by Vision » 11 Mar 2021 10:51

Nameless Probably a lot to be said for having an older, experienced head on the team. Sounds like he’s almost doingbthe DofF job.


Yeah, more along the lines of the Technical job Bowen apparently did before he was made the DOF.

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by Hiram K Hackenbacker » 11 Mar 2021 11:52

Nameless Probably a lot to be said for having an older, experienced head on the team. Sounds like he’s almost doingbthe DofF job.

I agree

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by Hound » 11 Mar 2021 14:10

morganb Q: Is Eddie Niedzwiecki still at the club? Went all quiet after rumours of him leaving when pauno came in?

A: Looked set to go but he is now in a more consultant style role. I’m not sure what he does on a daily basis.

Before the Rotherham game on ifollow he walked in with all the staff and players so it seems like he still part of the club in some way.

https://mobile.twitter.com/willsumner09 ... 5724908545


interesting. Only thought the other day that not heard about him leaving

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by Sutekh » 12 Mar 2021 14:53

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morganb Q: Is Eddie Niedzwiecki still at the club? Went all quiet after rumours of him leaving when pauno came in?

A: Looked set to go but he is now in a more consultant style role. I’m not sure what he does on a daily basis.

Before the Rotherham game on ifollow he walked in with all the staff and players so it seems like he still part of the club in some way.

https://mobile.twitter.com/willsumner09 ... 5724908545


interesting. Only thought the other day that not heard about him leaving


Yes, he’s been at the club supporting the manager since MB left. I heard VP does involve him in prematch preparation and gets his take on various things so he’s as much part of things behind the scenes this season as anyone.


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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by Green » 12 Mar 2021 17:50

Hiram K Hackenbacker
Nameless Probably a lot to be said for having an older, experienced head on the team. Sounds like he’s almost doingbthe DofF job.

I agree

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by 72 bus » 12 Mar 2021 20:02

royalp-we It’s occurred to me that it’s been quite a few years since we’ve found ourselves nearing the Xmas period without any controversy or questionable appointments in the coaching set up. From Bowen being announced under a grey cloud, to that crazy Mendonca chap, Steve Clarke being a snake or the questionable decisions under the ill-fated Dutch revolution. Some may say it’s far too early to call but to me, the owners have invested in sourcing a unique first team backroom which is finally getting toward the best ability out of a good group of players.

We have a relatively young and exciting coaching set up here at Reading and it will be great to see if the squad can continue resonating with them. There’s no dinosaurs of the game and when things are going well; the players appear to express their skill set with smiles on their faces again. When Meite ran to the bench after putting us ahead at the weekend the entire bench ran to him and celebrated, it was really great to see and got me thinking... on paper, do we have the most promising set up outside the top flight?

First Team Management

First Team Manager - Veljko Paunović
First Team Assistant Manager - Marko Mitrović
Analyst and Assistant Coach - Nuno Gomes
First Team Coach - John O'Shea
First Team Coach - Quinton Fortune
Goalkeeping Coach - James Bittner
Head Physiotherapist - Matt Hirons
First Team Physiotherapist - Ramon Holland
First Team Sports Therapist - Danny Flitter
Football Operations Manager - Michael Gilkes
Kit Manager - Stewart Bannister
Head Scout - Steve Shorey

Academy Management

Academy Manager - Michael Gilkes
U23s Manager - Mehmet Ali
U23s Assistant Coach - Peter Scott
U18s Manager - David Dodds
Academy Development Phase Manager - Mikele Leigertwood
Academy Lead Scout - Nicky Shorey


To me, it’s a really unique blend of characters. Some of the staff have come through playing careers with Partizan and cutting their teeth in the tough Serbian football system. Others have Champions League winners medals and have starred for their countries at World Cup Finals. Looking through other teams current non-playing staff ours is really quite compelling when you consider the playing experience in there. There’s none in the champ that I would swap for ours that’s for sure.

I felt this was worthy of a new thread - so feel free to update the list over time. Some will no doubt disagree and still harbour dreams of Hughton or Hoddle joining RFC lol! I personally hope it won’t be changing any time soon. URZZ!


Goalkeeping Coach - James Bittner
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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by morganb » 22 Jun 2021 11:04

https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/st ... 6311122945

Reading FC coach Quinton Fortune has achieved his FA Level 5 UEFA Pro Licence

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by Sutekh » 22 Jun 2021 13:53

morganb https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/status/1407274226311122945

Reading FC coach Quinton Fortune has achieved his FA Level 5 UEFA Pro Licence


Does he play on PS or XBOX?


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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by SouthDownsRoyal » 23 Jun 2021 10:33

morganb https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/status/1407274226311122945

Reading FC coach Quinton Fortune has achieved his FA Level 5 UEFA Pro Licence



Congratulations Quinton

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by Green » 23 Jun 2021 14:54

morganb https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/status/1407274226311122945

Reading FC coach Quinton Fortune has achieved his FA Level 5 UEFA Pro Licence

Quinton should be giving the classes from what I've heard - but nice to get the paperwork out the way nonetheless.

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by Hendo » 23 Jun 2021 14:57

morganb https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/status/1407274226311122945

Reading FC coach Quinton Fortune has achieved his FA Level 5 UEFA Pro Licence


Looks like the class included:

John Terry
Luis Boa Morte
Rory Delap

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by Franchise FC » 23 Jun 2021 17:50

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morganb https://mobile.twitter.com/RFCLatest/status/1407274226311122945

Reading FC coach Quinton Fortune has achieved his FA Level 5 UEFA Pro Licence


Looks like the class included:

John Terry
Luis Boa Morte
Rory Delap

First time I’ve seen John Terry linked with class :wink:


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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by royalp-we » 02 Jul 2021 13:47

John O’Shea has left his post as first team coach at Reading and will continue to work as assistant coach for Republic of Ireland U21s via @SkyFootball

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by Pepe the Horseman » 02 Jul 2021 13:50

Eddie Niedzwiecki gone as well.

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by Elm Park Kid » 02 Jul 2021 13:52

Is this likely to be about salaries or strategic?

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by Hendo » 02 Jul 2021 13:53

JO'S is for him to focus on his coaching badges, I think it was mentioned he wanted to move his family back to Manchester area as well.

EN - not sure, probably tactical.

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by From Despair To Where? » 02 Jul 2021 13:56

I thought EN was just seeing out his contract. There was talk of him quitting last year when Bowen went.

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by The Royal Forester » 02 Jul 2021 14:03

Does this give Michael Morrison the chance to step up to replace one (or both) of them?

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Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

by Hendo » 02 Jul 2021 14:14

I doubt it'll be this year as I assume he is still wanting to play a key playing role, having signed a new contract. Maybe in a couple years, I guess?

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