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Gomes To Get The Boot

08 October 2019
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading are set to dispose of the services of manager Jose Gomes, after yet another short term appointment at the club. The constant sacking of managers is getting Reading nowhere, and Gomes dismissal is a ridiculous decision after he has spent less than 10 months at the club. Just over a month ago, after three wins from four games, everyone was saying Jose Gomes was one of the best things to happen to the club and he was set to lead Reading on a promotion push. Fast forward just seven games and Reading find themselves in the bottom three and the club seem to think the solution is to sack the manager rather than give him time.

Gomes came into the club at the end of last year and did enough to keep Reading in the Championship. He was allowed to spend big over the summer and brought in a number of exciting signings. For a while it looked like we had turned the corner after a couple of poor seasons. A 3-0 home demolition of Swansea sent fans away the happiest they had been for some time, and that was followed by a win and a draw on the road as Reading climbed to 11th in the table and a couple of points outside the top six.

The fans, the press, and everyone connected with the club were hailing Gomes as a genius appointment. It feels bizarre that it can all change in such a short space of time and that Reading will be on the hunt, yet again, for another first team manager. Once again whoever gets the job will know that unless there is some kind of miracle they too will be looking for a new job inside a year.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 Sutekh

» 08 Oct 2019 18:23

Well it looks like that the axe has fallen on Jose’s tenure. Reliable sources saying it will be confirmed in 48 hours (so presumably are thrashing out compensation and lining up replacements).

So time to run the annual ( :roll: ) who should be the next manager of Reading FC poll

 Crowbar6753

» 08 Oct 2019 18:43

With Bowen at the helm its 100% going to be Mark Hughes lol.....pretty uninspiring but has that experience at this level which is just what we need to get us out of this mess.
Would prefer Houghton, but everyone is saying he will not come to Reading which seems strange as i dont see much difference between tinpot Brighton and tinpot Reading. Both are down south with newish stadiums and fairly similar ambitions.
I guess we will find out in a few days.

 Royalwaster

» 08 Oct 2019 18:45



If Manchester City, Stoke and Saints in the Premiership are 'this level' then yes he's got experience at this level in abundance.

 Old Man Andrews

» 08 Oct 2019 18:46

We need Ian Royal at the helm. Safe pair of hands.

Shame on you for no Gareth Ainsworth as a poll option too.

 windermereROYAL

» 08 Oct 2019 18:48

What`s SSC doing these days?

 Singing Defective

» 08 Oct 2019 18:48


+1

 WoodleyRoyal

» 08 Oct 2019 18:50

Hughes would be a very sensible option and will do very well here, I’m sure if it. I personally would have him over Hughton. I just can’t understand people horror that it will be Hughes. He’s a decent manager. Plenty of experience and hopefully will give the players a kick up the back side they need. Any fan looking at our position currently is deluded to think we could get a better manager in. Very happy if true.

 Scutterbucketz

» 08 Oct 2019 18:50

Is this Mark Hughes talk a bit of a LOLzy joke?

 Scutterbucketz

» 08 Oct 2019 18:51

Phil Parkinson just because I think I’ve stopped caring who the manager is.

 Old Man Andrews

» 08 Oct 2019 18:51


Compared to Ian Royal yes. I feel you don't respect Ian enough.

 Sutekh

» 08 Oct 2019 18:52



Now with added Gareth.

 WoodleyRoyal

» 08 Oct 2019 18:54



Now with added Gareth.

That reset the pole :|


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