Reading boss McDermott accepts sack culture

Reading boss Brian McDermott accepts he can easily lose his job, just as Roberto di Matteo did at Chelsea this week.

Reading boss Brian McDermott accepts he can easily lose his job, just as Roberto di Matteo did at Chelsea this week.

The 51-year-old was given the backing of his owner only days before Chelsea's Roman Abramovich sacked Di Matteo just six months after he delivered the Champions League to Stamford Bridge, but McDermott believes a club's owner has the right to do as he sees fit.

"It is what it is in football, you've seen what happened yesterday, you know the business we are in, I've been in it for 34 years," he said.

"The owners are the owners, they are entitled to do whatever they feel is the right thing for their clubs.

"The Chelsea owner has done what he did yesterday and it is what it is, you can't affect what the owners do at any given club so you just have to do the best you possibly can on any given day."

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