Madejski: We will continue as Royal family
Reading chairman Sir John Madejski insists the club will tackle their return to the Barclays Premier League in "the Reading way".
Sir John and prospective owner Anton Zingarevich, whose takeover was due to be completed in March, have big plans for the Royals following their return to the big time, which was secured by a 1-0 home win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. Promotion could be worth as much as £90million to the Berkshire outfit, who need a maximum of four points from their remaining two games to clinch the npower Championship title, but there will be no wild spending. Sir John told BBC Radio Berkshire: "I have put a lot of money into this football club, which I'm quite happy about. And I hope the Zingarevich family will take Reading on to a different level and into Europe and beyond. "It's all well getting to the Premier League, but you need deep investment to stay there. We have found very pleasant people in the Zingarevichs, who will continue to do things the Reading way. "It bodes well for Reading and I hope they will take the club much further. I'll be staying on as chairman. If anything, it [the takeover] is a fantastic insurance policy. We will strengthen as we see fit. We have already strengthened and that will carry on."