Reading - Coppell's future unclear after Reading relegation
UK time is: 19:13:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Coppell's future unclear after Reading relegation

Steve Coppell's Reading future is uncertain this morning after his side were relegated from the Premier League yesterday.

The Reading manager admitted that he will not make an immediate decision over his future but rumours are rife that Coppell will stand down after a meeting with Reading owner John Madejski today.

Reading beat Derby 4-0 at Pride Park yesterday but were cruelly relegated after Danny Murphy's late header against Portsmouth gave Fulham a 1-0 win and seal their safety.



Speaking after the game Coppell said: 'Inevitably at the end of every season there are always changes and there will be here, mainly due to financial matters.



'But this isn't an occasion for thinking about me. We'll have a look forward some time this week I'm sure.
'I just want to congratulate my players for battling away all season.'



The 52-year-old added: 'I've been here for five years and the core of the team has stayed the same, they've done a lot for this club and they are feeling it in the pit of their stomach at the moment.'






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Dan Masters Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 12 2008

Time: 11:24AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
If he goes, I'm going...
uroyals
Report Abuse
12/05/2008 13:13:00

From us at pompey. Sorry. We were lame & that didn't help you. Though you losing at home to Fulham probably cost you.
storagematt
Report Abuse
12/05/2008 15:47:00

As i've posted on here before, Coppell is the man who can bring you straight back up. His record in the championship is very good in comparrison to that in the Prem. Your main concern is holding on to the players you have to help spring you back up next season. Shorey, Rosenior, Bikey, Hunt, Convey, Matejovski, Cisse, Kitson Doyle and Lita are all likely to be in demand by premier league clubs, and others are rapidly aging a la Hanemann, Ingimarsson, Little, De La Cruz etc. This could potentially leave you with very little to work with. Coppell has proven his ability to bring players up for very little from the lower leagues and this should aid in a swift recovery. Anyone else may rock the boat a little too much, spend heavily on unproven rubbish and could drag you down into deeper trouble. Good luck next year in the championship! i hope your premier league experience was fun while it lasted
Dave the Yid
Report Abuse
12/05/2008 17:50:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Reading sign Quinn (Tuesday June 30 2015)

Reading close in on Myhill (Saturday June 27 2015)

Fosu signs a new deal (Saturday June 27 2015)

Will Clarke be tempted to walk (Wednesday June 24 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. MK Dons 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Ehmer Joins Gills
Q.P.R. : 02/07/2015 18:31:00
QPR Net German Forward
Q.P.R. : 02/07/2015 18:00:01
Kirkland Speaks on Wednesday Exit
Sheff Wed : 02/07/2015 17:47:01
RUFC - Gaffer Delighted To Have Got His Target
Rotherham : 02/07/2015 17:40:00
Loan Interest In United's Wilson
Hull City : 02/07/2015 17:37:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 8%
Lewis Grabban 16%
Jamie Mackie 20%
Carlton Cole 0%
Nahki Wells 56%