Portuguese manager José Gomes is set to take charge of Reading, according to the Portuguese media this Thursday.
Outlet O Jogo claims that Rio Ave’s game against Sporting on Wednesday was his last match at the club, as he’s now on his way to the Championship.
Rio Ave’s board is said to be taking care of the last details of the move, which is set to be made official today.
Reading’s chase for José Gomes hasn’t exactly been a secret. Besides reports that the Royals have made an offer of €1m to sign the manager, the invite has been confirmed by Gomes himself at least twice.
After Rio Ave’s game this Wednesday, Gomes has claimed that the decision to accept Reading’s offer was in his club’s hands.
José Gomes started his career being an assistant of Jesualdo Ferreira, when he worked in Portugal at União Leiria, Moreirense, Aves and Porto, then moving to Spain to work at Malaga.
As a manager, Rio Ave is the first club he’s been in charge of in Portugal. Gomes worked at Panathinaikos, Videoton, Taawon, Ahli and Bani Yas Abu Dhabi before getting a job in his own country.