First XI

Trading Faces: Management SOS calls

March 28, 2013
By Ben Blackmore,
The managerial merry-go-round, over the past two weeks, has seen Reading ditch the man (Brian McDermott) who got them promoted to the Premier League and employ a replacement (Nigel Adkins) who had already received the same treatment from Southampton.

Neither club is safe with eight games remaining in the season and Adkins has less than two months to galvanise a squad of players he barely knows into a miracle escape. Can it be done? We take a look at past stories of success and failure.
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