Former Reading captain Phil Parkinson labelled rumoured mangerial target Chris Wilder an 'enormous coup.'

The club's first choice to take over from Paul Ince, fan frustration is building as the manager hunt enters it's second month.

Successful with Halifax Town, Oxford United, Northampton Town and most notably Sheffield United- he took his boyhood Blades from League One to the Premier League.

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Enduring tough times at Middlesbrough and Watford, the 55-year-old is thought to be weighing up his options despite the transfer window opening tomorrow.

Parkinson, who played more than 400 times for the Royals in the 1990s and 2000s, has enjoyed a successful managerial career with the likes of Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers.

Now with 'Hollywood' Wrexham, the former midfielder has taken the Welsh side back into the Football League with a record points haul.

Speaking to BBC Berkshire on the potential for Wilder to take over in RG2, Parkinson said: "I know Chris Wilder and I think it would be an outstanding appointment, if they can get the deal over the line. When you look at Chris’ profile as a manager: Halifax, Oxford, Northampton and Sheffield United- he did incredibly well. Middlesbrough didn’t go terribly but the chairman made a change and went short-term. In reality, Chris is a top Championship-Premier League manager. If Reading can get that deal over the line, it would be an enormous coup for the club.

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"Chrissy will be someone who will roll his sleeves up and really work hard. I know his staff as well and I think it will be a very good appointment, if they can get it done. As we know in football, until that signature is on the line it is never done."