Norwich will be play at City tomorrow.
Hughton said: â€śI have to say I was very, very surprised.
â€śFrom what I have heard and from what I saw Mancini seemed to have brought some stability to the club. He had won trophies and so I was sure he was there for the long haul.
â€śThatâ€™s why his departure was such a surprise.â€ť
The last nail in the City managerâ€™s coffin was the shock FA Cup Final defeat to Wigan.
And Hughton admitted: â€śI didnâ€™t think they would win the FA Cup comfortably but I honestly thought they would win it.â€ť