Royals start afresh

Published Add your comment

Football News

Reading chief executive Nigel Howe is looking forward to appointing a "fresh face with fresh ideas" following the departure of former manager Steve Coppell.

Coppell left his post in the wake of the Royals' play-off semi final defeat to Burnley last week and Howe admits the Championship club now needs to filter down the list of applicants ready for interviews next week.

"There's interest in Reading Football Club from the very highest level," he told the club's official website. "We are perceived as a top-level club with good ideas and therefore we have had a lot of good interest."

He continued: "There's a wider variety interest this time than when we appointed Steve Coppell and by that I mean it's not just British applicants but foreign as well. We are talking to who we can and finding out their ideas as a first port of call. I hope next week we'll start interviewing.

"I think this is the fifth time I've gone through this process. Within 24 hours we'd had plenty of applications some of which I'd seen when we appointed Coppell and plenty of new faces as well of course.

"Steve's departure gives us the opportunity to go with a fresh face with fresh ideas."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again