Former Scunthorpe United manager Nigel Adkins is bookies favourite for Reading job
Former Scunthorpe United manager Nigel Adkins has been installed as the bookmakers' favourite to become the next Reading boss.
The Premier League Royals are searching for a manager after sacking Brian McDermott last week.
Adkins is currently being offered as 4/7 favourite for the job with bookie Sky Bet.
Brighton manager Gus Poyet had been the favourite to take over at the Madejski Stadium but talks with the Uruguayan are believed to have broken down.
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Other names believed to be in the frame for the job include current caretaker manager Eamonn Dolan, Luis Enrique and Laurent Blanc.
Adkins is also strongly fancied to be the next permanent manager of Leeds United and has been installed as 9/4 favourite to succeed Neil Warnock, should he leave the Elland Road club.