Reading FC legends Simon Cox and Stephen Hunt seem to be feeling positive after the club's announcement that the club have hired a Director of Recruitment.

The Royals confirmed yesterday that former Tottenham Hotspurs Head of Recruitment, Brian Carey, has arrived at the SCL Stadium- to much fanfare.

Head of Football Operations, and former first team manager, Mark Bowen, commented: "Brian is a man who has experienced it all in football – he has been a player, captain, a coach, an assistant manager, a manager and has recently excelled during six years spent as Head of Recruitment at Spurs.


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“He proved the ideal candidate to help the owner, myself and the manager bring in players with ability but who also possess the right character and temperament for our club and have that hunger to succeed and the potential to improve. It is a real coup that we have managed to beat off competition to secure the services of a man with his wealth of experience and I’m delighted he has agreed to join us at Reading.”


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Tilehurst-born Academy graduate Cox played more than 60 matches for the club and has spoken out over the club's fortunes in recent weeks on social media and on popular podcasts.

On the appointment of Carey, Cox said on Twitter: "Things taking shape nicely behind the scenes at Reading. Getting the structure sorted is paramount to having a plan for next season and beyond."


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He wasn't the only former Royal talking out on the news, with fan favourite Stephen Hunt giving his view on the former Republic of Ireland international defender.


Fellow Irishman, who was at Reading from 2005-2009, Hunt said on social media: "Very good appointment,really hard working guy with a good eye for a player."