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Frank Lampard Sr and Dean Austin leave Reading

Frank Lampard Sr
Lampard Sr (pictured) and Austin also worked with Rodgers at Watford

Football consultant Frank Lampard Sr and first team coach Dean Austin have left Reading following the departure of manager Brendan Rodgers.

A short statement on the club's official website confirmed the pair had parted company with the Royals.

Chief scout Brian McDermott has been placed in temporary charge of first-team affairs of the Championship club.

Rodgers left the club by mutual consent after managing just five league wins during his six-month tenure.

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