Championship side Reading have confirmed the sacking of their manager, Steve Clarke. The announcement is coming on the heels of Thursday’s late 1-0 defeat in the hands of QPR.
The sacking of Clarke is coming just two weeks before his one-year anniversary at the Madejski Stadium.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “The board of Reading Football Club have this morning relieved manager Steve Clarke of his duties.
“The club met with Steve in person earlier today and we would like to place on permanent record our thanks to him for his hard work and diligence since his appointment in December 2014.
“Following Thursday night’s defeat at home to QPR, added to a recent run of poor form which has seen the team pick up just one win in the last eight Sky Bet Championship fixtures, the board feel that a change in manager is now necessary.”
Clarke leaves Reading in ninth place in the Championship table