Reading chairman Anton Zingarevich insists manager Brian McDermott is safe.

The Russian gave McDermott a vote of confidence before victory over Everton.

"Brian is the man for the job," he told the Daily Mail.

"I understand all the speculation but, for us, it's very simple. I have total faith in the manager. He has a long-term contract so I don't see any problem. We are working together and have a great relationship.

"I'm sure that he can become a very good manager in the Premier League."