Bristol City legend Brian Tinnion is considering leaving the club after a dispute over the transfer policy at Ashton Gate.
Understand there is interest in Brian Tinnion – as per our sources. Would be a MASSIVE loss for #BristolCity. Clubs are looking to best develop their talent, and Brian's contacts and skills would help them. Lee Johnson needs to make sure he STAYS in BS3.https://t.co/atxgDlGEOO
— Gregor MacGregor (@GeeMacGee) August 13, 2019
The former player, who made almost 500 appearances for the Robins, is the current loan player manager for the Championship side but Bristol Live have revealed he is unhappy with how the club operate now.
That will be referring to the recent summer signings, many younger players, who have seemingly blocked the path for the academy lads. The report also states that other academy coaches at the club share his concern, with Antoine Semenyo the only player in the first-team squad right now who progressed through the ranks.
Any, they claim that Southampton are one of a few Premier League sides who are monitoring Tinnion’s situation and they could offer him a chance to work in the top-flight.
As you would expect, the fans are desperate for Tinnion to stay, not only because he is a legend at the club, but also for the work he has done in recent years.
Here’s some of the reaction on Twitter…
Mark Ashton and the management MUST keep Tinman. My all-time hero at the club and a legend. A plus for us is that he loves the club, too.
— Craig Feltham ???????????????????????????? (@CraigJF) August 13, 2019
Massive ramifications if @tinnion_brian leaves – this guy is MR Bristol City
— BCFC Oliver the Dog ????⚪️ (@BCFC_OLIVERDOG) August 13, 2019
@tinnion_brian has been doing a superb job and I'm not surprised by the interest from the top flight. Must try and keep him!
— Will C (@cidersuspect) August 13, 2019
This can not be allowed to happen
— deadmantf1 (@deadmantf11) August 13, 2019
Tinman must stay #legend who is doing a fantastic job with our youngsters & helping their careers even if that’s not at City. I’m still hoping to see more of @JoeJMorrell & @ZakVyner1 at City. We love @tinnion_brian ❤️#COYR
— Julian Haynes (@witchhusband) August 13, 2019
— John Stokes (@MusicworksJon) August 13, 2019
He’s a legend legends stay forever
— jamesy (@afandkjjames) August 13, 2019