Former Royals boss breaks silence over Madejski departure.
Brain McDermott has spoken for the first time about his sacking from Reading according to The Daily Mail.
The club parted ways with McDermott in recent weeks with just nine games left until the end of the Premier League season.
The move has surprised many with some questioning what impact a new manager could have with so little time left to stamp their mark on the team.
Reports in recent weeks have suggested Reading chairman Anton Zingarevich was unhappy with McDermott’s failure to spend more on bringing in players during the January transfer window.
The club have since gone on to appoint former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins.
McDermott has now come out and spoken about his surprise about being let go by the club he had been with for 13 years.
McDermott made his way to the managerial hotseat having started off with the club as a scout and working his way to the top by coaching the club’s academy sides.
He revealed that Zingarevich summoned him to a surprise meeting on a Monday afternoon but even as he was walking to meet the Reading chairman, he did not expect to discover his services were no longer needed.
But McDermott insisted he has no hard feelings for Zingarevich or new manager Nigel Adkins and wishes the club the best for the future.