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McDermott hails Reading owner

November 22, 2012
By ESPN staff
Reading manager Brian McDermott has insisted he has a good relationship with owner Anton Zingarevich, despite recent rumours that the Russian was set to wield the axe.

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Zingarevich, a Zenit St Petersburg fan, was reportedly lining up former Zenit boss Dick Advocaat as McDermott's replacement.

However, the Reading chief denied the speculation earlier this week, stating that he is fully behind his current manager.
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