The Royals boss believes that he has the full support of the Russian billionaire and is delighted with the working relationship he has struck up this season with the 31-year-old
"The owner, the chairman, the board, the director of football, everyone is in it together, that is my view," McDermott told reporters.
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"He wanted to make it clear, he spoke to me before the game and said he had done a bit with the papers, he wanted to make that clear to me and I appreciate the sentiment.
"If you have a situation where you have an owner and there is a 'him and us' - I don't think that works.
“Anton is very much part of what we are trying to do here, he is one of us.
"He came to pre-season with us and joined in and was very much a part of it - we have dialogue all of the time and it is very much everyone together, including the owner.
"There might be other owners who might say 'you have to play such-and-such' I have heard that before but I don't know if it's true but he wouldn't put me in that situation and I wouldn't expect an owner to put a manager in a situation like that."