Reading part company with sporting director Gianluca Nani
Last Updated: 07/12/18 12:11pm
Championship club Reading have announced that sporting director Gianluca Nani has left by mutual consent.
The move follows Reading's decision to sack manager Paul Clement on Thursday after just nine months in charge.
Reading are 21st in the Championship and are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
Nani - who only took up his post in September - said: "As the club is now moving in a different direction, I believe it is the right time for me to step away from the role.
"Even though it was only for a short time, I really appreciated my time at Reading Football Club.
"I met lovely people and great fans, who have supported us through a difficult period.
"I would like to thank the staff at the training ground and stadium, as well as the players for their support and their efforts.
"Furthermore, I would like to thank Mr Dai and Ms Dai (owners) for the opportunity to work for this great club. All the very best to everyone connected to Reading FC."