After it was announced that Reading have parted company with Paul Clement, many Royals fans discussed the possibility of appointing Bolton boss Phil Parkinson.

Other names being touted by fans at this early stage include the recently unemployed Steve Bruce and Slavisa Jokanovic, as well as former Reading player Graeme Murty.

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What do the fans think?

Some Reading fans believe Parkinson, who played over 300 times for the Royals between 1992 and 2003, is the ideal candidate for the role.

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Not everyone at Reading wants Parkinson

However, other fans believe Parkinson is only being touted as a replacement for Clement because of his playing time at the club.

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Would Parkinson really leave Bolton?

Speaking to the Bolton News’ Marc Iles in a press conference, Parkinson reportedly played down any talk of the vacant position.

Whether or not Parkinson is tempted by a return to Reading, you can hardly blame him if he were to leave Bolton after reports of further financial troubles emerged in the Bolton News in the last week.

In the meantime however, the Bolton boss and his players are currently gearing up for a tough trip to Norwich at the weekend to face the league leaders.

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