Reading are looking to bring in a new manager after parting company with Jose Gomes. Here are five potential candidates for the vacant role-

Mark Hughes- He has emerged as the early front runner for the job. The 55-year-old has been available since he was sacked by Southampton in December 2018. He is a vastly experienced manager having previously had spells at Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke City.

Chris Hughton- The 60-year-old is an option for the Royals but may have reservations over dropping back into the Championship. He was dismissed by Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of last season, having managed the likes of Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Norwich City in the past.


Gareth Ainsworth- He is being linked with various jobs at the moment based on the work he is doing at Wycombe Wanderers. The former QPR winger has been in charge of the Chairboys since 2012 and guided them to promotion to League One in 2018. His side are now 2nd in the third tier.


Phil Parkinson- The ex-Colchester United, Hull City, Charlton Athletic, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers boss knows Reading inside out having played over 350 games for them during his playing days. Could he make his return there now?


Gary Rowett- He is being tipped for the vacant Millwall job at the moment but is another option for Reading. He knows the Championship well from stints at Birmingham City, Derby County and Stoke City and could potentially be interested in the Royals’ vacancy.