Coppell admits Reading fans could convince him to stay

Steve Coppell admits the support of Reading's fans may convince him to stay at the Madejski stadium.

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The former Manchester United and England winger was touched by the tremendous reception he was given from the 3,000-plus travelling fans at Pride Park, while local radio stations have been bombarded with supportive texts, begging him not to quit and fulfil his contract which has a year to run.

There has even been a 'Save Steve Coppell' group set up on popular social networking site Facebook and Coppell told the Reading Evening Post: "The fans' support does come into my thinking and I was delighted with the reception they gave me personally.

"From that point of view, I feel blessed to be working for a club where I am appreciated. It's nice to work for a chairman (John Madejski) who wants me.

"I have to say I am delighted with the reaction. That support from the fans wouldn't have been there at any other club.

"They are unique and their response does have a bearing on my future. If the fans were all saying 'he's had his time', I wouldn't be able to stay on."

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