Hunt sad to see Jose leave

Royals star disappointed to see old foe go

Hunt: Disappointed

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Reading ace Stephen Hunt has admitted he is disappointed to see Jose Mourinho leave Chelsea.

Mourinho dramatically left Chelsea in the early hours of Thursday morning after an emergency board meeting at Stamford Bridge.

Hunt came under fire from Mourinho last season following his controversial clash with Petr Cech, which saw the Chelsea goalkeeper fracture his skull.

Republic of Ireland international Hunt bears no grudges against Mourinho and believes the Portuguese tactician's departure is a blow for the Premier League.


"It's disappointing. He has been great for the game in the Premier League," Hunt told Sky Sports News.

"He added great competition to the top four and as a manager he had everything.

"He was great for the press and he was very close to his players by the looks of it and it's a big loss to the Premier League.

"Of course he was (the special one). Two Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and a League Cup in three seasons, so give the man credit he has done extremely well

"He brought a different style to the Premier League, more arrogance in a way, but he was good competition for Sir Alex (Ferguson)."

Turning his attentions to the criticism he received from Mourinho, following the Cech incident, Hunt says he has no problem with the former Porto boss.

Part and parcel of the game
"It's one of those things. That's football," added Hunt. "Sometimes you try and reflect things off the team on the day and in fairness they won the game in the end.

"It's all part and parcel of the game. You learn things from him and how he deals with the press and it was only good for the game.

"He was great for the Premier League. I'm sure you have to pay him a few bucks to have him as your manager, but he is probably worth every penny."