Reading owner Dai Yongge hit by off-field problems

Reading legend James Harper has called on owners to take ‘more care’ of football clubs as the Royals continue to be hit by off-field issues.

Between 2001 and 2009, Harper participated in more over 300 games for the club and was a key player in two promotions under Alan Pardew and Steve Coppell.

The box-to-box midfielder, who is getting close to 40 and is still playing non-league football, is still a familiar face in Berkshire.

Off-field issues came up again during an interview with BBC Radio Berkshire.

Reading has had six points taken away from them so far this season, leaving them five points behind in the League One relegation zone.

After owner Dai Yongge placed the club up for sale, HRMC are still unpaid, and it is a struggle each month to meet their pay requests.

“It was stable, but we’ve gone through a lot of owners and managers and now you’re just like ‘What are they doing?’,” he stated to Tim Dellor. “You hear about the parking lot and attempts to build homes there, the dome and apartments, and the construction of a multi-story parking garage, and you wonder, ‘What are you doing?'” Fair enough, the new practice facility is nice.

“I’ve discovered that as a manager, if you make poor choices and choose the wrong players, you will be demoted. The owners are now subject to this. If they choose poorly and act inappropriately, the club just…Now look at Jaap Stam, who is one goal from the Premier League. You need to handle the club with more caution.

Controversial William Storey, a British businessman, was rumored to be interested in buying Reading Football Club for £50 million, but as of last week, no agreement had been reached with any side.


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