Tony Pulis has thanked the Gillingham supporters for the reception that they gave him this afternoon.
A bust-up with chairman Paul Scully saw Pulis leave the club but he was still given a warm applause by the home faithful.
"To be warmly applauded by four sides of the ground is pretty special," Pulis told BBC Radio Five Live. "It doesn't happen very often.
"I think the Gillingham fans remember what I did at this football club."
Stoke won the match 3-1.