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Rodgers has Madejski support

Royals boss insists he still has the backing of the chairman

By Richard Bailey.   Last Updated: 27/10/09 3:22pm

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Rodgers: Doesn't feel under pressure

Rodgers: Doesn't feel under pressure

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Brendan Rodgers insists he has the full support of Reading chairman Sir John Madejski despite the club's poor run of form.

The Royals have slipped into the bottom three in the Championship having lost their last four games and winning just twice in their 14 league outings.

The run continued on Monday when, despite creating a hatful of chances, Rodgers' side fell 1-0 at home to Leicester to make it 15 games without a win at the Madejski Stadium.

However the former Watford manager, who enjoyed nine years as a coach at Reading before moving to Chelsea in 2004, is confident he is the right man to turn the club's fortunes around.

"He (Madejski) is fantastic, he has been very, very good," he told Sky Sports News.

"My communication is always open anyway so I always like to have that honest open line of communication and that has been ongoing so nothing has changed with that.


"He has been very supportive and me having been here before I know that support he has given to managers so that has been unswerving really, his commitment to myself and what we have been doing.

"But obviously as I have said before I know the rules. We have to win games but I don't feel under any pressure other than I have always put on myself to be successful and that is to bring success to the club here."

Rodgers was also quick to point out that he had not been given a time limit to turn the club's season around.

"No not at all. I want to win and the players want to win so no I haven't had a feeling of anything like that," he added.

"But I am not naive and stupid enough to know that if you keep losing games consistently over a period of time it affects your job prospects, there is no question about that.

"I have been here for 12 weeks in terms of the games and I have seen lots of promise (but) that introduction of young players and new players, we haven't found that solution quick enough yet but we are going to have to and I am very confident we will do."

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