Under fire Reading manager Brian McDermott admits that he does not fear for his job despite his side’s poor run of form according to Get Reading.
The Royals’ 2-1 home defeat to promotion chasing Hull City on Tuesday evening was the club’s fourth straight defeat, a run of results which caps off a less than inspiring season for the Berkshire club.
Reading find themselves in 15th position in the Championship table with 51 points. The club’s supporters seem to have lost faith in their side’s performances this season with a 12 year low of just 12,949 attending the fixture against The Tigers, a figure which includes 504 travelling Hull City fans. Despite his side’s poor campaign, Reading boss McDermott admits that he does not fear the axe at The Madejski Stadium.
“Do I fear it (the sack)? I don’t fear it, I don’t fear stuff like that. It’s completely out of my control” The Royals boss told Get Reading.
“It’s never something I concern myself about. I know this football club really well and I believe I know what it takes to be at the top end of this division.”
“If I get support and everyone rallies round and we go in the same direction, then we’ve got a chance of being really competitive next season.”
When talking about the club’s recent high turnover of managers McDermott added “From a football club’s point of view of you, turning managers over constantly – which seems to be the norm – is not a great idea. It’s not a good formula.”
“Results wise it’s not conducive for getting stability and good results.”
Reading’s next league fixture sees the club face a local derby at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.