Iconic EFL manager Neil Warnock labelled former Reading winger Stephen Hunt a  little nasty horrible man' on his appearance on the Peter Crouch Podcast.

Hunt, a former Republic of Ireland international, spent four years with the Royals and was a key part of Steve Coppell's record-breaking side which took the Premier League by storm in 2007.

A regular against Reading, most prominently with the likes of Sheffield United, QPR and Cardiff City, the veteran was a figure Royals supporters loved to hate.

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Sent off more times at the SCL Stadium than any other ground in his career, there were notable bust-ups between coaching staff and players when Warnock was in the opposing dugout.

One of these times was in 2007 after Northern Irish winger Keith Gillespie was substituted on the pitch during Sheffield United's defeat to Reading, only for the international to kick Hunt and be sent off within 12 seconds- the fastest red card in Premier League history.

Warnock and Royals coach Wally Downes continued the feud in the technical area, both sent to the stands.

"At Reading, I remember putting a sub on with 10 minutes to go, the ball went to the Reading player, he just kicked him up and got sent off within 10 seconds of coming on," Warnock told Peter Crouch and former Royal Steve Sidwell. "It was Keith Gillespie- an international player. I said ‘Keith, what did you do that for?!’ He just kicked him up in the air and got sent off."

On Hunt in particular, now a football agent, Warnock added: "What a little nasty horrible man he was. He texted me a few weeks ago, he’s an agent now, and I thought it can’t be him. I say what I said about him, but I’d have him in my team."