Report: Reading snub from Poyet

Brighton boss Gus Poyet has turned down the Reading manager's job, according to reports on Friday.

Last Updated: 22/03/13 at 18:03 Post Comment

Gus Poyet: Has decided to remain with Brighton

Gus Poyet: Has decided to remain with Brighton

The Premier League strugglers have been searching for a new boss since sacking Brian McDermott earlier this month but, having held talks with Reading officials on Wednesday, Poyet has opted to stay put.

McDermott led Reading to the Championship title last year but he was fired on 12 March after a 2-1 home defeat to Aston Villa left Reading four points from safety, and on a losing run of four games in a row.

A 1-0 defeat at leaders Manchester United followed and the Royals are now seven points behind 17th-placed Aston Villa, with only goals scored keeping them off the bottom of the table.

They are reportedly keen to appoint a new boss before travelling to Arsenal a week on Saturday and are understood to have discussed the role with Poyet before he went on holiday on Wednesday.

But the 45-year-old Poyet, who has been with Brighton since November 2009, has decided to remain with the side who he led to the League One title and currently has in the thick of the battle for Championship play-off places.

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is now seen as the leading candidate to replace McDermott, although caretaker boss Eamonn Dolan may yet be left in charge for the remainder of the campaign.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Footer 365

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard winner sends Blues 10 points clear

Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to move 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company