The Royals sacked Brian McDermott early last week and now look close to appointing McDermott’s replacement.
Brighton boss Gus Poyet has done a superb job at the Amex Arena. The Uruguayan helped the club to promotion to the Championship and last season a challenge on the play-off spots. Albion are currently only outside the play-offs on goal difference.
The Seagulls are looking good for a top six place in the second tier, thanks to Poyet’s management. Albion would be loath to lose their highly-rated boss at such a crucial stage of the season.
Poyet has moved to top of the betting with bookmakers to take over at the Madejski Stadium. The likes of Nigel Adkins, Paulo Di Canio and Phil Parkinson are all still believed to be in the picture for the job.
However, it looks like the other candidates will only be approached if talks with Poyet don’t go as expected.
If Poyet does move to Reading then he has a big job on his hands keeping Reading in the top flight. The Royals are currently seven points away from safety and it looks unlikely that the side from Berkshire will escape the drop this season.
Poyet has never hidden his ambition to one day manage in the Premier League. However, if he did take the reins at Reading then he could end up being a Premier League boss for just eight games. His arrival could inspire a survival though and he could be a top flight boss next season.
Poyet has a very good chance of moving the other way through the play-offs if he stays with the Seagulls. Poyet has a big decision to make before he moves to the Madejski Stadium.
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