The Premier league strugglers Reading recently sacked their manager Brian McDermott. The Royals suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in the league, which has left them four points adrift of safety. They are level on points with the bottom club QPR.
As a result, the club decided to change their manager in order to give them hope of getting out of the bottom three. There are only nine matches remaining for Reading in the Premier league season, and it is expected that the club will be making a swift appointment to replace McDermott. The Tottenham manager Villas-Boas, though, is of the opinion that the Premier league strugglers were wrong to sack their manager.
The Portuguese has compared this sacking to that of the sacking made by Southampton a few months ago. The club decided to part ways with the manager Nigel Adkins even though they were on a good run of form. Villas-Boas himself was sacked by Chelsea just over a year ago, but he has proved that he has not become a bad manager overnight by getting Tottenham into the top four. Villas-Boas has said that he hopes McDermott will be back in the Premier league sooner rather than later. The 51-year-old managed to win the Premier league manager of the month award only recently, and was one of the least likely to get sacked first according to the Unibet manageril betting market.
“Extremely disappointing. I think it was along the same lines as what happened to Nigel at Southampton. I think sometimes you are a victim of the success that you have achieved. You do ever so well to put clubs in the Premier League and then you pay the price when probably given the best conditions to succeed. I think it’s tremendously unfair. Obviously it’s not my decision, or my responsibility, it’s something that happens in the game,” said Villas-Boas in an interview given to Sky Sports.