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Royals Part Company With Gomes

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.

Reading fans, what do you make to this decision? Who do you want to replace José Gomes? Let us know your thoughts below or on Twitter @247FootballUK.

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How much pressure is this Championship manager under?

Reading FC were playing in the Championship play-off final against Huddersfield Town just 5 months ago. The ‘Royals’ had a terrific season last time around under Dutch manager Jaap Stam, and a Wembley appearance was the reward of all the hard work from the season. 

Only losing out to Huddersfield Town on penalties, many thought that Reading would be in the promotion hunt again this season, but there start to the new campaign hasn’t shown any signs of the form needed to get you out of the Championship.

Picking up just 2 victories in there opening 10 games, the ‘Royals’ find themselves in 20th position just 2 places and 1 point above the relegation zone. The club are currently on a run of 6 games without a victory and with high flyers Leeds United and Sheffield United to come in their next two games, its difficult in the form they are in to see them picking up any points in those games.

Despite doing so well last season, manager Jaap Stam is going to have to find a formula to turn his side’s fortunes around this campaign or find his job under severe scrutiny.

Reading fans do you want to see your club stick by Jaap Stam after last season’s success or do you feel its time for a change? Let us know in the comments section…