Reading legend Coppell raps Zingarevich for not splashing cash

Reading legend Steve Coppell is surprised club owner Anton Zingarevich failed to spend big in the summer.

Reading legend Steve Coppell is surprised club owner Anton Zingarevich failed to spend big in the summer.

Coppell guided Reading to the Premier League by winning the Championship with a record 106 points in the 2005/06 season.

Now director of football at Crawley Town and a confidant of manager Brian McDermott, Coppell told the Reading Post: “I, like everyone else, felt that under the new ownership there would have been a significant spend last summer.

“But there wasn’t and maybe the club are suffering because of that, I haven’t seen enough games to say.

“Maybe the supporters would have expected a little bit more. And perhaps the owner himself thinks he may have missed the boat a little bit.

“There has been great effort and great commitment, but what is apparent so far is that you need a little bit more than that.”

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