Reading caretaker manager Eamonn Dolan insists he deserves to be in temporary charge.
The Galway-born Dolan, an Irish youth international before being forced to retire after contracting cancer, is not underplaying his own strengths.
"I am a valuable commodity," he said. "I have been a very good manager before and my skill set suggests I would be a manager rather than anything else.
"But the job of manager and academy manager are totally different."