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He’s not the first to leave Fratton Park to join up with his former manager. We’ve had a look at what happened to all 28 permanent signings Cook made during his time in PO4.
Doyle returned to former club Coventry in 2017, having captained the Blues in their League Two-winning season. The next season he captained the Sky Blues to League One promotion before joining Notts County in January.
The former Manchester United trainee signed in July 2015 and has gone on to become a Pompey hero. A key member of the Blues' 2016/17 promotion campaign, last season he scored 10 league goals to help the club reach the play-offs.
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Stevens arrived at Pompey having played for the Republic of Ireland under-21s, and in the Europa League for Shamrock Rovers. In 2017 he joined Sheffield United, and will play at left-back for them in next season's Premier League.
Barton left Pompey after only a season, signing for Partick Thistle. He was named the club's player of the year in his first season but joined Dundee United after relegation in 2018. Last month he joined Wrexham.
Made 12 league appearances for Pompey in 2015/16 before joining Tranmere Rovers on loan. He signed for them permanently in December 2016 and spent three years there before being released last season. Signed with Blackpool in June.
Murphy had played for QPR for four years before joining Pompoey but only made two league appearances. After a year with the Blues he left with Cardiff City where he was a back-up goalkeeper in the Premier League last season.
McGurk was highly rated at Burton Albion but scored only twice in his sole season at Fratton Park. Now playing for Coalville Town in the Southern League Premier Division Central.
At Pompey for one season but made quite an impression, finishing runner-up to Michael Doyle in The News Player of the Season award for 2015/16. Left for Grimsby after failing to agree terms and joined Cleethorpes Town in July.
After playing more than 100 games for Pompey Bennett left for Bristol Rovers in January last year. He scored his first goal for Rovers a week later and spent last year on loan at Swindon Town in League Two.
Another one that got away. Naismith scored 13 goals as Pompey clinched promotion in 2017 but rejected a deal from the club last summer. In May 2018 he signed for Wigan Athletic.
Roberts has actually played under Cook for three clubs, including Chesterfield, Pompey and current club Wigan. Interesting fact - he played for England C four times as a non-league player at Accrington Stanley.
Another Pompey hero from the 2016/17 League Two campaign. In his first season Burgess played 43 games in all competitions and played a major part in last season's run-in after an injury to Jack Whatmough.
Remember him? Boco has had a fairly nomadic career, having played in the League of Ireland, I-League in India and Chinese League One before joining Pompey. Left in 2016 after five games (and no goals) and now plays for Accrington.
Another one who didn't make the grade at Pompey. Played five games in six months and joined Colchester on loan. Later signed for Havant and Waterlooville before penning a permanent deal with Hartlepool United this summer.
After winning promotion with Pompey Baker joined ATK in the Indian Super League, but was ruled out for the entire season after an injury in pre-season. Now playing for Brackley Town in the National League North.
Signed a one-year-deal with Pompey in 2016. He joined Wigan Athletic the next year before spells as a player/assistant with Waterford and Swindon Town.
Linganzi played for Congo four times before arriving at Fratton Park in 2016. After a year he packed his bags for Swindon Town and last played for Salford City, but left the club at the end of his deal this summer.
Talbot's move to Pompey in 2016 reunited him with Cook, who had managed him at Chesterfield. He left the club by mutual consent in December 2017, resigned for Chesterfield and played for them until his retirement this summer.
A modern day Pompey hero. After a loan spell at the Blues in 2015 he joined permanently and has been a mainstay at the heart of the defence. After 60 appearances last season he signed for Brighton.
Was a key member of the League Two-winning team in 2016/17. Broke his leg in a match against Northampton Town in December 2017 and struggled to get back into the team after his recovery. Joined Swindon in January.
Another former Pompey player with a fairly nomadic career. Signed in June 2016 but was already out on loan at Ross County by January. Has since played for Czech First Division sides Sigma Olomouc and FC Bank Ostrava.
As a boy Davies had trials with Manchester United and Manchester City, and first played league football for Accrington Stanley in 2015. Joined Pompey in 2016 before signing for Coventry in 2017. Joined Bristol Rovers this year.
As a mainstay of Pompey match squads in League Two but struggled to dislodge Brett Pitman and Ollie Hawkins once the Blues were promoted. Signed for Motherwell on an 18-month deal in 2018 and joined Aberdeen this summer.
Farewell Jamal. The hero of Pompey's League Two title-winning campaign and last season's Checkatrade Trophy final signed for Wigan Athletic this week - reuniting with former boss Paul Cook.
Signed for Pompey permanently in 2016 after a successful loan spell. Played 37 times for the club before joining Northampton Town on loan, and then Bury on a two-year deal. Last season he played for Rotherham in the Championship.
Failed to make a league appearance during his time at Pompey. Signed in August 2016 but was at National League side Tranmere Rovers by February. In June he joined Morecambe on a one-year deal.
Began his professional career at Pompey and rejoined them in 2016. Made three appearances in the Checkatrade Trophy in 2016/17 before joining Coventry City.
Joined Pompey after his contract ended at Notts County. Released by the Blues after just four appearances - three as a sub - and last played for Waterford.