READING have announced the sacking of first team manager José Gomes with immediate effect.
A spokesperson on behalf of the Royals issued the following statement:
“Reading Football Club can announce that José Gomes has left his position as first team manager.
Gomes joined the club at the end of December 2018 and successfully steered the club away from the threat of relegation.
However, following just two wins in the first 11 league games in 2019-20, owner Mr Yongge Dai has made the difficult decision to part company with Gomes and make a change at first team level.
We would like to sincerely thank José for his hard work during his tenure as manager at Reading Football Club and we wish him the very best of luck in his future career.
The club will make no additional comment at this time but will provide further updates as soon as possible.”
The news from the Royals comes after reports in the last 48 hours regarding his future at the Madejski Stadium.
Following last weekend’s defeat to Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship, which left the Royals 22nd in the table, Gomes said he’d be the first to resign if he thought his players had lost faith in him.
Since then rumours of his future had been widespread across social media, but the club have now officially announced the news of his departure.
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