Reading chairman: Coppell could replace England boss McClaren

Madejski said yesterday: “Steve could be the England manager, he has that potential, because he is one of the top English managers around.

“He’s a cracking manager. But I’ve spoken to him and he is very happy here. Many big clubs were probably looking for Steve’s signature but now that he has signed for two years, I think that will show them that his commitment is here and nowhere else. We have two years of uninterrupted management at Reading now. It’s so good for the players, the coaching staff and the fans.”