Anton Zingarevich has vowed to provide the new Royals boss with funds to strengthen the playing squad, after criticising Brian McDermott for not spending enough in January
The former Southampton manager was appointed as Brian McDermott's successor at the Madjeski Stadium on Monday, with Zingarevich subsequently taking a swipe at his former employee for failing to utilise his January budget.
And, despite the Royals' Premier League status hanging in the balance, the Russian millionaire has vowed to make significant funds available to Adkins.
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"I just want to say there was always a budget. And I thought we should have done more in January, definitely. I thought we should have spent more. We tried signing players but I felt we should have been more active.
"We tried to sign very big players in January but we were not successful. I thought we should have done a bit more, but we didn’t."