Nottingham Forest could face a Brighton team without a manager
BRIGHTON could be managerless by the time they visit the City Ground a week on Saturday to face Nottingham Forest in their crunch clash with their promotion rivals.
Struggling Premier League side Reading's managerial search today turned to Brighton's Gus Poyet.
Brian McDermott was last week relieved of his duties at the Madejski Stadium helm after a run of four successive league defeats left the Royals in serious danger of an immediate return to the npower Championship.
It is understood Reading's Russian owner Anton Zingarevich is in the country as the search for a replacement continues, with Poyet the latest favourite for the job.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
After links to former Swindon boss Paolo di Canio and ex-Southampton manager Nigel Adkins, the odds on the Brighton boss replacing McDermott have shortened to as low as 1/10 with some bookmakers.
It is understood tentative talks have taken place regarding a move to Reading but that it is by no means a done deal, with Poyet's Brighton side upwardly mobile.
They are seventh in the Championship after a 3-0 derby defeat of Crystal Palace and Poyet has previously stated he has ambitions to go to one of England's elite.