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Reading warn Leeds off Eamonn Dolan amid speculation the Elland Road side want him as manager

Updated: Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 11:04 | Comments

Eamonn Dolan is academy head at Reading
Eamonn Dolan is academy head at Reading

Reading have issued a hands-off warning to Leeds over academy boss Eamonn Dolan.

Galwegian Dolan has been heavily linked with the vacant manager's job at Elland Road to replace ex-Royals chief Brian McDermott, who left the Yorkshire club last month.

But Reading's director of football Nicky Hammond insists the club have no intention of letting Dolan leave his current role, which he has held for almost 10 years.

In a statement on the Royals' website, Hammond said: "Reading FC are aware of the interest of another Championship club in our academy manager Eamonn Dolan.

"Eamonn is an integral part of our club and is under contract to Reading Football Club. Eamonn has done an incredible job since taking over from Brendan Rodgers and we hope he will be a big part of our club for many years to come.

"He has a fantastic relationship with our manager Nigel Adkins and we do not welcome any approaches from any club for our key staff. We hope this is the end of the matter."

Meanwhile, Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has sold Cagliari Calcio to Italian company Fluorsid Group for an undisclosed fee, the Serie A club have announced.

Fluorsid, a chemical company based in Cagliari and owned by the Giulini family, has acquired a 100 per cent stake of the Sardinia football club for a reported €45m.

Cellino purchased Cagliari in 1992 and had been looking to sell the Sardinia-based outfit since acquiring a 75 per cent stake in Leeds earlier this year.

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