Brian McDermott: Return to Reading is a 'gut feeling'

Brian McDermott said his decision to return to Reading as manager came from his "gut feeling".

McDermott returns to the Madejski Stadium having last managed The Royals in the Premier League before he was dismissed in March 2013.

He takes over following Steve Clarke's dismissal with Reading 13th in the Championship.

Chairman Sir John Madejski described McDermott's return as "the best Christmas present the club could have asked for".