Reading FC have sacked Paul Clement.
Just before 10am this morning, a club statement was released on the Reading FC website confirming that first team manager Paul Clement had been relieved of his duties.
Clement was appointed in March, with eight games left of last season to save the club from relegation, and achieved his mission. However, after just five wins in the opening twenty two games in all competitions this season, the Chinese owners have decided to part company with the former Swansea boss.
Reading currently sit outside the relegation zone in the Championship, purely on goal difference. His sacking comes less than 24 hours after Nigel Howe was appointed CEO of the club.
For me personally, I am quite surprised to see Clement go, and a bit disappointed if I’m honest. I understand that too many Reading fans this will come as quite a shock, but we knew going into this season, our main aim was to survive. Apart from one outstanding season in which we reached the playoff final, the club has been on a downward spiral for a few years and we need to temper our expectations. We may only be outside the relegation zone on goal difference but so far we are achieving our aim.
I would personally like to thank Paul Clement for the work he has done, for saving our club last season, and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.