Zingarevich's pride at Reading FC promotionBy Jonny Fordham
April 17, 2012
Anton Zingarevich was lost for words after seeing Reading promoted to the Premier League.
In his first interview with the Reading Post, the emotional 30-year-old Russian millionaire said: "I can't really speak, it's all a bit too much.
"I'm very happy. I'm happy for the team, Sir John and all the fans.
"All credit must go to Brian McDermott too. He asked me for things and I did what I had to do, the rest was up to him and he did his job very well.
"Brian is a top man and a top manager. He joked that if I got him the players he wanted we would go up, and now we have."
Zingarevich is expecting to complete his 51-per-cent buyout of the club this week following Football League checks
And he added: "A lot of credit goes to the people before me.
"I have just come in, helped Brian to the extent he asked. The key was not to interfere, let him do his stuff and trust in him."
For more on this exclsuive interview see getreading on Friday