Brighton Boss Gus Poyet Turns Down Reading Offer

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Reading have been unsuccessful in their attempt to appoint Gus Poyet as their new manager according to The Daily Mail.

The Royals are currently looking for a new manager after parting ways with Brian McDermott.

The club currently sit 19th in the Premier League and face a battle to avoid relegation to the Championship.

They are currently seven points off Aston Villa in 17th with just eight games left to play.

Reading were hoping that the appointment of a new manager could inspire the club to perform a miracle escape from the relegation zone.

But the club are back to square one in their search for McDermott’s successor after Poyet committed his future to Brighton. Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo reportedly also turned down the post while senior players in the Reading dressing room put an end to Paolo Di Canio’s chances of landing the job.

That prompted the club to turn to Poyet, and Reading owner Anton Zingarevich hoped to tempt the Uruguayan with the promise of significant funds to bring in new players come the summer.

Reading may now turn to former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins. But it is not clear whether Adkins would be receptive to an approach as he is still yet to agree a compensation package with the Saints.

Should he be appointed in the Reading job, Adkins would have to forgo any compensation he may be entitled to.

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