Reading are facing their biggest rebuild for over two decades as 20 years of high-level football came to an end on Monday.

Preparing for League One football for the first time since 2002, Mark Bowen and Co. are now tasked with identifying the way forward for a thin squad under financial restrictions for a fourth straight year.

Take a look below at a few options we think would good fits in Berkshire.

Reading Chronicle: Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder

Currently favourite with the bookies, the prospect of the former Sheffield United boss has captured the imagination of the fanbase.

A big name to have to attract to the third tier, the Yorkshireman might need to repair his reputation as much as the Royals do.

Enjoying nothing but success in early jobs with Oxford United and Northampton Town, taking both to promotions, his spell with the boyhood Blades caught the attention.

Earning promotion from both League One and the Championship, Wilder scaled new heights in his debut Premier League campaign.

More recent experiences with Middlesbrough and Watford have not gone to plan, but nobody succeeds with the Hornets and Boro were still adapting to a post-Neil Warnock set-up.

Perhaps favouring a job where he has the chance to build something from the ground up, Wilder would be a big coup for the Royals.

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Phil Parkinson

Another name who would require some persuasion to make the move to Berkshire, Parkinson has strong emotional ties to the club.

A playing legend of almost 400 appearances, the midfielder's final season with the club was the last time the Royals played in the third tier.

Forging a successful off-field career, earning promotion with the likes of Colcester United, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers; a less enjoyable time with Sunderland saw the 55-year-old drop to non-league with Wrexham.

Now the adopted club of the USA, thanks to Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney, the Red Dragons stormed to promotion with 111 points.

It would take an awful lot to prise the Lancastrian away from North Wales, but the emotional tie could be too much to turn down?

If there was ever a time to 'give it to Parky', it would be now.

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Dylan Kerr

A left-field name, the former Reading full-back was a popular figure in Mark McGhee's successful mid-1990s era.

However, there are more reasons to give it to Kerr than just his infectious personality and energy.

He is statistically one of the most successful managers in world football with seven trophies since 2014, including two league titles in three countries (Vietnam, Kenya and South Africa).

He has also taken over at five clubs in the SA Premier Division and taken them all out of relegation trouble - and perhaps his greatest achievement is taking Marumo Gallants, who were bottom of the table in January, to the semi finals of the CAF Confederation Cup (Africa's equivalent of the Europa League) this season .

Gallants were bottom of the table in January and on a run of 8eight games without a win, then after he came in they won their next four games in a row and went on an eight game unbeaten run in the league.

Perhaps flying under the radar, he would be a more interesting appointment than those constantly on and off the managerial merry-go-round.