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Reading sack manager McDermott

Brian McDermott

Championship side Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after just over five months in charge.

Reports in the Netherlands say ex-Manchester United defender Jaap Stam, who recently left his role as a coach at Ajax, is a contender for the job.

McDermott, 55, returned to the Madejski Stadium in December for his second spell as boss of the Royals.

But he only won nine of his 30 games in charge and the Berkshire side finished 17th in the second tier.

A club statement