Reading owner Zingarevich insists McDermott had January money to spend

Reading owner Anton Zingarevich insists he made money available in January to sacked manager Brian McDermott.

Reading owner Anton Zingarevich insists he made money available in January to sacked manager Brian McDermott.

Reading’s owner saw a January move for Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin fail and was disappointed McDermott did not land any big names in the transfer window. Russian Zingarevich said: “I want us to be an established Premier League club.

“There is always a budget and I felt the manager should have done more in January. We tried to sign some very big players and we were not successful.

“It was a really tough decision to part company with Brian because he was a great person but Nigel Adkins is here now and will get our full backing.”

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