Hull City legend Dean Windass is leaving his role as a club ambassador.
The 50-year-old will leave at the end of May, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
Windass has been told that his contract in the ambassador position will not be renewed for next season. He has held the role for the past four years. He has tweeted that he is “gutted” with the decision.
— Dean Windass (@DWindass10) May 20, 2019
The Hull-born former striker played over 250 games for the Tigers and scored the goal in the 2008 Play-Off final against Bristol City that sent the Yorkshire side into the Premier League for the first time in their history.
He also played for the likes of Aberdeen, Bradford City and Sheffield United in his playing days. Overall he racked up 732 career appearances and scored 234 goals.
It is a shame for him to cut ties with the club he has been associated with for so many years but it is a sad predicament of the club under the Allams’ ownership at the moment.
Hull’s owner, Assem Allam, has today said he will no longer invest in the club, as per a report by The72 earlier today.
Here is how the Tigers’ fans have reacted on Twitter to Dean Windass’ departure from the club:
— Linda (@linda_Hull25) May 20, 2019
Final straw with the Allams for me… Essentially axing @DWindass10 ..
What's the point? You're clearly going to rinse the club this summer… Cant wait for them to sell up so we can have OUR club back. All the best for the future Deano! Always a club legend! #allamout #HCAFC
— Jon Irving (@jonirving93) May 20, 2019
— Hull City Chants (@HChants) May 20, 2019
Just watched the Season finale of #hcafc
Ehab killed off the deano character. Didn’t see it coming.
— Chris Ransom (@Chris_Ransom) May 20, 2019
So it looks like Deano has gone, not sure what to make of that at all.
So many questions. #hcafc
— Jamie Turnbull (@Thatjamie_t) May 20, 2019