Former Reading favourite Andy Hughes has been appointed first-team coach at Premier League Leicester City.

Moving to Berkshire for £250,000 in 2001, the midfielder helped the club earn promotion from the third tier and made over 200 appearances in a four-year stint.

Enjoying spells with the likes of Leeds United and Norwich City, as a coach Hughes has been with the Canaries since 2021.

Originally a player loans manager, Hughes took on the role of first-team coach in January 2023.

Steve Cooper has now taken Hughes to the King Power Stadium as the former Premier League champions look to survive after winning the Championship last season.

Sporting director Ben Knapper said: “Despite all being disappointed that we’re losing such a key member of the team in Andrew, he leaves with our very best wishes.

“The impact of his work has been clear for everyone to see, and his energy and enthusiasm is something we’ll all miss day-to-day at the training ground.

“We wish him nothing but the best in his new challenge, and we’ve no doubt he’ll be a great success.”