Royals winger Garath McCleary was the first to react.
Deflating! .........— Garath McCleary (@gmccleary12) December 15, 2014
Captain Jem Karacan has also responded to the news.
On behalf of the players I want to thank gaffer Cros and Deano for everything they did here. They couldnt have worked any harder and earned— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan21) December 15, 2014
massive respect of everyone here. Now we as players have to take responsibility to go out there and perform, starting Saturday.— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan21) December 15, 2014
On a more personal note a big thanks to Nigel who gave me the armband this season and Ill always be grateful for that. I have been more— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan21) December 15, 2014
frustrated then anyone not to be able to be out on the pitch on a Saturday. I began training today with the first team and will hopefully— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan21) December 15, 2014
be available for selection over the xmas games.— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan21) December 15, 2014
Former Royal and current pundit Jason Roberts has his two cents.
I cannot imagine Reading fans..will see the like of the 2011-12 achievement again..it may take some time for it to be fully appreciated..— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) December 15, 2014
Brian was penalised..IMHO for overachieving..what was achieved has not fully been recognised..hence my support for BM for the job..— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) December 15, 2014
Sky Sports reporter and former Royal Kev Watson is backing Hughton for the role.
Interesting to see who takes over the reins now at @ReadingFC . Has to be right fit not just a big name. Chris hughton good choice for me.— Kevin Watson (@kevwatson74) December 16, 2014
Whilst legendary captain Graeme Murty is sorry to see Nigel go.
Australian youngster Ryan Edwards has thanked the departing coaches.
Thankyou to the Manager, Crosby and Deano for all the work and support this season. Wish them all the best in the future.— Ryan Edwards (@redwards_17) December 16, 2014
Simon Cox has thanked the old boss for bringing him back to his hometown club.
I just wanna say thanks to Nigel Adkins for bringing me back to my hometown club. It was a pleasure to work for so... http://t.co/3fsyoNHNGG— Simon Cox (@SCoxy31Real) December 16, 2014