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Adkins appointed

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09:00 26th March 2013

Nigel is new manager

Reading Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Adkins as first team manager on a contract until the summer of 2016.

Adkins is the right man for Reading; he comes to Madejski Stadium with great experience, a winning mentality, the ability to develop and improve players - especially youngsters - four promotions on his CV and excellent knowledge of the Barclays Premier League.

He put pen to paper with owner Anton Zingarevich on Monday evening and will take training at Hogwood Park for the first time on Tuesday, along with our new assistant manager Andy Crosby.

Owner Anton Zingarevich said, “I am delighted to bring Nigel to our club because he is perfect for us.

"He has great respect within the game, his CV speaks for itself and he has many attributes as a manager, he is progressive, he develops players, his teams play attacking, passing football but most of all he knows how to win games at all levels.

"This is an appointment we have made both with the short and long term in mind and Nigel can take our club forward. I know our supporters have been keen to hear news over the past two weeks and I am certain they will join me in saying it was worth the wait. I wish Nigel and Andy nothing but good luck and now we focus on eight hugely important games in the Premier League.

"Our supporters will also play a vital part in the finale to the season and I am certain Nigel will get an excellent reception from our fans at the Emirates on Saturday."

Nigel will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning - stay tuned to the official website and the media for full coverage.

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