Former Reading interim manager, and successful Academy manager, Martin Kuhl has departed Slough Town in order to set up 'his own venture.'

Kuhl, who enjoyed a long playing career with the likes of Birmingham City and Portsmouth, joined the Royals Academy set-up in 2011 and remained in Berkshire until 2017.

The former midfielder, whose son is former Reading midfielder Aaron Kuhl, had two matches in charge of the Royal first team after Steve Clarke's dismissal in December 2015.

Losing to Preston North End and Hull City, Brian McDermott came back in for his second spell but only lasted until the summer.

Kuhl led Reading's under-21s to victory in the Premier League Cup in 2014 when they beat Patrick Viera's Manchester City in the final.

The 59-year-old, who joined Slough Town in 2020, has announced his departure from the Academy23 after three consecutive U23 cup victories.

A press release from the Rebels states: "Martin Kuhl has departed his role with the Slough Town Academy to start up his own venture which includes scouting, 1-to-1 coaching, and consultations."

He added: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Slough A23, in particular developing the talent throughout the years. I wish everyone all the best but feel it's now time for me to start a new challenge. Best of luck to Ash, Scottie and the boys and all those involved in Slough Town FC.”