Reading legend Michael Gilkes is in line to take over as Reading FC's academy manager, according to reports.

Gilkes played for the Royals a total of 393 times, scoring 43 times - including one in the 1988 Simod Cup final.

Reading are looking to appoint a new man after it was confirmed that Ged Roddy had left the role yesterday.

Roddy had been at the club since February 2018 following a long period of employment with the Premier League.

A club statement read: "During his tenure, Ged has presided over yet another period of sustained success for our highly-rated Academy, overseeing the progression of more young talent rising up through the age groups and ultimately breaking into our first team.

"On behalf of everyone at Reading, we would like to thank Ged for his hard work, dedication and commitment to our Academy cause and wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavours."