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Reading manager Brian McDermott victim of his own success

Brian McDermott's sacking angered Reading's players. Photo: AP

Success for some managers in the top tier of English football can be an ethereal commodity. For others it is a poisoned chalice. Just ask Reading manager Brian McDermott, the latest and one of the four managers ruthlessly fired this season.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 3:47am

Struggling Reading sack manager Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott took over as Reading’s caretaker manager in 2009. Photo: AP

Reading sacked manager Brian McDermott on Monday as the Premier League strugglers look to breathe new life into their bid to avoid relegation.

McDermott led Reading into the top-flight as Championship winners last season, but he has paid the price for failing to lift the Royals away from the bottom three.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Brian McDermott braces for fight at the bottom

Brian McDermott

Reading lie second from bottom but will move above Aston Villa, who sit one place and one point above them, if they beat Paul Lambert's side at the Madejski Stadium today.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am