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

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

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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