Readers have been vocal after it was revealed that a former blues boss was leaving their job in the Championship.

Bristol City confirmed the departure of Paul Simpson "by mutual agreement" on Friday October 22.

It ends a 14-month spell at Ashton Gate for Simpson, who held the roles of assistant manager and first-team coach during his time there.

The double Blues promotion-winner 55, recently returned to work after treatment for renal cell carcinoma.

But the Carlisle-born coach has now moved on from the second-tier club, whose manager is another former United boss in Nigel Pearson.

Here's what you, the readers had to say.

John Hastings said: "I call upon Carlisle City Council to grant Mr Simpson the Freedom Of Carlisle for guiding England to Under 20 World Cup glory 4 years ago."

When readers were asked where they thought the Cumbrian would go next, David Eyley said: "One things for sure, it won't be back to Carlisle!"

Michael Grace said: "They should roll out the red carpet down Warwick Road to welcome him back."

Stephen McCall said: "The board should do everything possible to bring him back. We have a decent squad for him to work with unlike last time when he first took charge."

Colin Docker was in agreement, adding: "Please bring simmo back home to carlisle is home town and put him back in the managers seat at cufc".

Alan Smith said: "Come back Paul. All is forgiven."