27 Mar 2013

Adkins takes over at Reading

5:37 am on 27 March 2013

The former Southampton football boss Nigel Adkins has been appointed manager of relegation-threatened Reading, replacing Brian McDermott who was axed by the Premier League club two weeks ago.

Adkins, sacked by Southampton in January, has signed a three-year deal.

Reading are second-bottom in the table and seven points adrift of safety with eight games remaining.