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Manager Clarke sacked by Reading

Championship side Reading have sacked manager Steve Clarke right after a year in charge of the club.

His departure follows Thursday’s 1- property defeat by QPR and comes just two weeks right after he held talks with Fulham over their managerial vacancy.

Reading’s board of directors met with Clarke in person early on Friday to confirm their decision to dismiss him.

Assistant manager Kevin Keen also departs, with under-21s manager Martin Kuhl taking charge on an interim basis.

Former West Bromwich Albion head coach Clarke was appointed Reading manager in December 2014 and led the club to an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in April.

Evaluation – Tim Dellor, BBC Radio Berkshire

“Right after the flirtation with Fulham a fortnight ago, Steve Clarke’s departure seemed inevitable. Several fans said he was a dead man walking considering that then.

“In truth, Clarke’s troubles began extended prior to that sorry episode. Only 13 wins in 44 league games was in no way going to be sufficient to preserve the ambitious Reading board happy.”

He leaves Reading ninth in the Championship following a run of just one win in eight games.

Clarke’s last interview as Reading boss

Throughout his time in charge, Clarke won 19 of his 53 games, drawing 14 and losing 20.

Speaking soon after the defeat by QPR on Thursday, he denied being unsettled by the reaction of supporters following his selection to speak to Fulham.

“I understand the supporters are disappointed that we’re not winning matches,” he stated.

“If supporters direct anger at me, it indicates they’re not directing at the players, so that’s fine.

“In football factors can go against you occasionally. I can’t comment on everyone’s opinion.”

Reading -1 Queens Park Rangers

Complete time

Full Time Match ends, Reading , Queens Park Rangers 1.

90:00 +4:08 Complete time

Full Time Second Half ends, Reading , Queens Park Rangers 1.

90:00 +1:06

Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

90:00 +1:06

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free of charge kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +:25

Try missed. Garath McCleary (Reading) correct footed shot from outside the box is also high.

89:09 Goal scored

Goal! Objective! Reading , Queens Park Rangers 1. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the best left corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross following a corner.

88:41

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

86:53

Offside, Reading. Andrew Taylor tries a by means of ball, but Orlando Sá is caught offside.

85:53

James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a cost-free kick in the attacking half.

85:53

Foul by Garath McCleary (Reading).

84:45

Try blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

82:55

Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

82:55

Ali Al Habsi (Reading) wins a totally free kick in the defensive half.

82:28

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Orlando Sá.

82:25

Try blocked. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the proper side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross.

81:56

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Hector.

80:42

Try missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the correct. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a through ball.

79:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Orlando Sá replaces Matej Vydra.

79:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Ola John replaces Nick Blackman.

78:36

Try missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is as well higher. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a headed pass following a set piece circumstance.

77:53

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a cost-free kick on the proper wing.

77:53

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

76:28

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

75:38

Try blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outdoors the box is blocked.

75:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Junior Hoilett.

74:34

Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) wins a totally free kick in the attacking half.

74:34

Foul by Anton Ferdinand (Reading).

73:38

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

73:38

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:51

Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free of charge kick in the defensive half.

72:51

Foul by Danny Williams (Reading).

72:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Álex Fernández.

72:03

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Grant Hall.

71:01

Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a cost-free kick on the proper wing.

71:01

Foul by Danny Williams (Reading).

70:00

Offside, Reading. Michael Hector tries a via ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

69:33

Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

69:33

Michael Hector (Reading) wins a cost-free kick in the defensive half.

68:58

Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free of charge kick in the attacking half.

68:58

Foul by Danny Williams (Reading).

67:54 Booking

Booking Oliver Norwood (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a poor foul.

67:43

Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free of charge kick in the attacking half.

67:43

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

64:17

Álex Fernández (Reading) wins a free of charge kick in the defensive half.

64:17

Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

63:09

Nick Blackman (Reading) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct cost-free kick.

62:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Charlie Austin replaces Michael Petrasso.

62:03

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:03

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).

60:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:14

Delay in match Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) since of an injury.

57:29

Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Reading) header from really close variety is just a bit also high. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a cross following a corner.

57:07

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

57:05

Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Reading) correct footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56:59

Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Reading) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

56:21

Foul by Sandro (Queens Park Rangers).

56:21

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free of charge kick on the right wing.

56:02

Delay more than. They are ready to continue.

55:22

Delay in match Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) since of an injury.

53:10

Attempt blocked. Michael Petrasso (Queens Park Rangers) proper footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Perch.

51:13

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Hector.

45:00

Second Half starts Reading , Queens Park Rangers .

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time 1st Half ends, Reading , Queens Park Rangers .

44:33

Try missed. Andrew Taylor (Reading) left footed shot from outdoors the box is higher and wide to the left.

43:14

Try blocked. Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) proper footed shot from outdoors the box is blocked.

42:33

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.

40:27 Booking

Booking Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

40:26

Hand ball by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

38:46

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Sandro tries a via ball, but Junior Hoilett is caught offside.

38:41

Attempt missed. Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) correct footed shot from outdoors the box misses to the right.

37:36

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Grant Hall.

35:08

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

33:31

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a cost-free kick in the attacking half.

33:31

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

29:24

Offside, Reading. Oliver Norwood tries a by means of ball, but Michael Hector is caught offside.

28:53 Booking

Booking Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:39

Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free of charge kick in the attacking half.

28:39

Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

25:34

Try missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Gunter with a through ball.

25:18

Try saved. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the purpose.

24:16

Matej Vydra (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:16

Foul by Sandro (Queens Park Rangers).

22:03

Attempt blocked. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outdoors the box is blocked. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

21:21

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

21:21

Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free of charge kick in the attacking half.

19:43

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

19:43

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a cost-free kick in the defensive half.

18:34

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick on the appropriate wing.

18:34

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

16:54

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:54

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

12:47

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall tries a through ball, but Matthew Phillips is caught offside.

12:12

Foul by Garath McCleary (Reading).

12:12

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a cost-free kick in the defensive half.

9:25

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:25

Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

8:39

Try missed. Michael Hector (Reading) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a set piece situation.

7:54

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a cost-free kick on the proper wing.

7:54

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

7:04

Álex Fernández (Reading) wins a cost-free kick in the defensive half.

7:04

Foul by Michael Petrasso (Queens Park Rangers).

4:14

Hand ball by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

:56

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

:56

Álex Fernández (Reading) wins a totally free kick in the defensive half.

:00

Initial Half starts.

:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.