>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Reading boss Coppell has no sack concerns

Steve Coppell insists he isn't losing any sleep over the prospect of being sacked at relegation-threatened Reading.

He said: "I have never been bothered about being sacked. It doesn't worry me whatsoever. It is my job to try to win football games and I will try and give it my utmost. Some people think it is life or death but I don't agree with that philosophy. It's a job.

"If you went into any job thinking your next thing will be your last, it would not help you. This is what I do. If it works, brilliant. If it doesn't, there's nothing I can do. I won't change.

"It was great for Avram Grant in the week to say he did it his way at Chelsea. I cannot be something I am not. I am trying to do the best job I can. If we get good results, brilliant. There are things this season I would do differently in hindsight but I won't lose any sleep over it."

While the Premier League now features a number of foreign owners who do not understand the game, Coppell says he is lucky to have John Madejski as his boss.

He added: "I have a great relationship with my chairman. I am not being patronising, I am not brown-nosing. I am the luckiest man in football as I am left to get on with my job.

"Our relationship is that he leaves me to the football and he deals with the business. We have respect for each other."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?