Reading's players never doubted that owner Anton Zingarevich would sack Brian McDermott, according to winger Hal Robson-Kanu. "The owner gives full backing to the manager and that goes without saying," he said.
"As players we always knew that, it wasn't a surprise to us. The support that everyone has shown throughout the club has been consistent and it will continue to be like that.
"He is about the changing rooms after games and sometimes prior to games and obviously he wants us to do well, it is his club and we want to do well for him, it is a nice bond and it is special and long may it continue."
Robson-Kanu believes Zingarevich already understands the football club his company brought in May and said he does not attempt to interfere with the manager's job.
"He knows when to draw the line and leaves a lot of it - he actually leaves all of it - to the manager," he said.
"He has opinions on everything, as does everyone, he is the owner of the club and it is great to have an owner like that.
"I think Reading is quite a unique club, there is that feel and environment within it, the owner has bought into that and obviously the manager is a massive part of that as well."