Reading boss McDermott hails Wigan's Martinez as role-model

Reading manager Brian McDermott is taking tips from Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez.

Martinez is noted for keeping calm under pressure despite the Latics often being embroiled in a relegation dogfight.

And Royals chief McDermott reckons Martinez is the man to emulate when your club is in trouble.

McDermott said: “I think Roberto Martinez is a really good benchmark for managers in a tricky situation.

“I watched his interviews last season when they were struggling a bit and I thought he was first class.

“I really like him. He is bright and articulate and he’s done a great job.”

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