Quinton Fortune leaves MAN Utd role to coach Reading FC


Former South Africa international Quinton Fortune has been appointed Reading FC’s first-team coach.

The Royals made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon as they reinforced their technical team ahead of the 2020/21 Championship season.

Fortune, who has been working as an assistant manager at Manchester United’s under-23 side, has reunited with his former Atletico Madrid teammate Veljko Paunovic at Reading.

Paunovic was recently appointed new Reading manager and he has decided to bring in Fortune and former Benfica and Blackburn Rovers striker Nuno Gomes.

“Reading Football Club are pleased to confirm that Quinton Fortune and [former Portugal international] Nuno Gomes have both put pen to paper to sign coaching contracts with the Royals,” a club statement read.

“The duo arrive as part of our new manager’s first-team staff and joined Veljko Paunović on the training pitch at
Bearwood Park for the first time this morning.

“And it is from Manchester United that Fortune arrives in RG2 – having played 126 times under Sir Alex Ferguson, he completed his Uefa A Licence and last season assisted Neil Wood as a coach with United’s Under-23s.”

Paunovic and his technical team will be looking to ensure that Reading secure promotion to the Premier League during the new campaign.

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