Reading owner Zingarevich tells Hammond to draw up manager shortlist

Reading football chief Nick Hammond has drawn up a managerial shortlist.

Reading football chief Nick Hammond has drawn up a managerial shortlist.

The Mirror says Hammond has been asked to provide six names to owner Anton Zingarevich, and indicate which three of those he recommends for interview.

The half-dozen is completed by former Reading boss Steve Coppell, ex-West Ham and Charlton manager Alan Curbishley, European Cup-winning former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo and Nigel Adkins, who was sacked by Royals' relegation rivals Southampton in January.

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