Reading have a three-man shortlist for their vacant manager's post.

Royals want to interview Brighton manager Gus Poyet, Nigel Adkins, fired by their relegation-battle rivals Southampton in January, and Roberto Di Matteo, who steered Chelsea to European Cup triumph last season but was sacked before Christmas, says the Mirror.

Director of football Nick Hammond has drawn up the hit-list for owner Anton Zingarevich as they look to replace Brian McDermott, who was sacked on Monday.