Adkins edging closer to appointment?
If the bookies are to be believed, Nigel Adkins could be very close to becoming the new manager of Reading.
Before people wonder if I am getting this information from the Hob Nob Anyone? forum, I'm not, I wouldn't be that silly! In fact, it's the same source how we had a heads up on Brian McDermott's departure - the bookies! Outlets such as Bet Victor, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Stan James have already suspended betting on Adkins becoming the next boss.
Sky Bet are still taking bets (as of 11.31pm on Monday), but at a very short price of 8/11, with Spaniard Luis Enrique coming in at second favourite at 4/1. Some people have said Adkins was spotted at the Madejski Stadium hotel on Monday night, but this hasn't been confirmed or proved by any reputable sources.
If this is true, I'd be very content with the appointment. A manager that has an attractive, passing philosophy of football, which earned Southampton consecutive promotions. I would not expect him to keep us in the league, but will look forward to his management in the Championship and beyond.
Wiki page: Nigel Adkins