Damien Comollli left the club today as director of football.
"Everyone who has come into the club since Damien has been here was of my choice," he said. "Once I made the choice who I wanted, Damien went away and did a fantastic job of bringing them in.
"He has been really helpful in every transfer target we've gone for.
"I had a fantastic working and personal relationship with Damien and it is disappointing but I suppose there is not much in football which comes as a surprise.
"It is sad to see anyone leave the football club and he goes with my best wishes and hopefully it is not long before we meet again.
"We wish him well with everything that he does."