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EFL: Reading Agree Deal To Sign New Manager

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English Football League (EFL) side Reading FC have agreed a deal with its Sporting Director, Mark Bowen, to take over as their new head coach.

The 55-year-old will be assisted by former Chelsea goalkeeper, Eddie Niedzwiecki at the Royals.

He joined Reading in March as a technical director and was promoted to his current role of sporting director in the summer.

Naija News reports that Reading had last week sacked first team manager Jose Gomes after a poor run of results.

He was sacked after Reading suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bristol City in the Championship.

In a statement, the club said Gomes was sacked 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 club statement added.

Recall that Sunderland had last Tuesday sacked their manager, Jack Ross, following a slow start to League One season.

The Sunderland coach was sacked after Sunderland’s 2-0 defeat to Lincoln at the weekend.




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.