Reading players do not want Paolo di Canio given the manager's job.

The Daily Mail says Reading players are opposed to the appointment of Di Canio as the club's new manager.

The former Swindon manager is understood to be among the frontrunners to replace Brian McDermott, who was sacked on Monday.

But a number of the Royals' squad have privately expressed serious doubts about the possible arrival of the Italian at the Madejski Stadium.