Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has been linked with the Reading job.

Reading supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the possibility of Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson taking over the vacant managerial post at the Madejski Stadium.

The Royals recently sacked Paul Clement as manager and are now on the lookout for a new manager to help guide the team away from the Championship relegation zone – and up the league table.

Parkinson, a former Reading player for over a decade, has long been linked with Reading and in 2013 was first sounded out for the top job at the Madejski Stadium, according to a report by the Reading Post.

Now he is listed among those in contention to take the job with Sky Bet offering odds of 14/1, although The Sun claims that Portuguese boss Luis Castro is in pole position to take the job.

A section of the Reading supporters don’t, however, appear keen on the idea of Parkinson joining the club now, especially with his side Bolton Wanderers currently lower than Reading in the Championship table.

Parkinson guided Bolton to promotion from League One and kept the Lancashire club up on the final day of last season, following a dramatic 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest.

This season, however, the Trotters are on an abysmal run of form and are the lowest scorers in the league with just 13 goals – four fewer than Ipswich Town who are bottom of the table.

While Reading may be in need of some inspiration following a difficult spell under Paul Clement, turning to former players and club legends doesn’t always work and can often tarnish reputations

Out of favour managers who know the Championship such as Slavisa Jokanovic or Steve Bruce may provide better options for Reading, but whoever comes in their first task will be to preserve the Berkshire club’s Championship status.

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