HITC Sport understands the Reading supremo is being eyed by Championship rivals Derby County.

Madejski Stadium

Reading technical director Brian Tevreden is in the frame for a role in the new management structure at Derby County, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Derby are looking for a new management team after head coach Steve McClaren, assistant coach Chris Powell and technical director Chris Evans were axed on Sunday.

Former Derby manager Steve McClaren

McClaren was reappointed by Derby in October 17 months after he was sacked and he brought Evans back with him in the role of technical director.

Evans’ departure along with McClaren has left the club with a void to fill and Dutchman Tevreden has emerged on Derby’s radar after impressing in a similar role at Reading.


The 35-year-old has been at Reading for just over a year, initially as head of international football and development, but was soon promoted to technical director on a temporary basis after Nick Hammond’s departure to West Brom.

Tevreden was given the role as technical director on a permanent basis and he has made a huge impression at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading manager Jaap Stam

Tevreden played a key role in the appointment of Jaap Stam as manager and he has helped the club unearth some gems in the transfer market with the likes of Liam Moore, also developing the club’s academy.

Reading are currently fifth in the Championship and well-placed for a play-off spot and much of Reading’s success this season is put down to the growing influence of former Ajax coach Tevreden at the Madejski Stadium.

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