Next Game

Birm'ham v Reading

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McDermott: 'Let critics talk'

Reading boss Brian McDermott insists that the club's slow start to the season does not leave his job under immediate threat.

Last Updated: 27/10/12 at 12:32 Post Comment

Brian McDermott: Insists that his job is not under threat

Brian McDermott: Insists that his job is not under threat

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Reading currently sit second bottom in the Premier League, still without a win. Most concerning has been the club's tendency to drop points from winning positions, drawing against Swansea and Newcastle and losing to Chelsea despite being ahead.

Although there has been no official vote of confidence, McDermott is aware that his side need a win sooner rather than later if they are to avoid a relegation battle, as rumours suggest he is under pressure.

"I cannot affect speculation and who says what.

"All I know is I've got great staff, my director of football is fantastic and I've got a great bunch of players who do the best they can on a Saturday afternoon.

"What more can we do? That's it as far as I'm concerned."

McDermott also dealt with speculation that new owner Anton Zingarevich has been too heavily involved in the affairs of the team, confirming that the Russian had never forced him to explain the team's results or performances.

"I've had no reason to make a case like that, I speak to him regularly.

He added: "I don't need to speak to him about that, he can see for himself."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Footer 365

Wenger: 'Nothing happening' with Benzema

Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation linking Arsenal with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Everton duo John Stones and Kevin Mirallas picked up knocks on Sunday

Roberto Martinez has reminded Chelsea that Everton are a "big club with nine league titles" - and do not need to sell John Stones.

De Bruyne: I do not have to go to England

Kevin De Bruyne insists he will be moving to the Premier League for his family rather than to prove people wrong if he joints Manchester City.

Mail Box

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

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