A recent Twitter post showed scaffolding above the building in Ditchling Road, Brighton, and said: “I don’t know who went faster, Bruno or his mural”.
Bruno joined Graham Potter, Billy Reid, Bjorn Hamberg, Kyle Macaulay and Ben Roberts in a whirlwind event that took just over 24 hours to complete.
The Spaniard had been at the Albion for more than 10 years before joining Potter at the London club last week.
The company, which is now based in the building, has confirmed the mural was removed about two weeks ago after moving in, not because of Bruno’s departure.
An employee at the company, called Revolution Recruitment, said: “Our company has now moved to this office, the previous company set it up.
“The mural was taken down before he left.”
Fans joked on Twitter, saying: “You took the mural too?
Another fan called for a mural of Chairman Tony Bloom in the city.
The mural was put up in November 2019 with the words “once a seagull, always a seagull” – a quote from the Spaniard when addressing Albion fans on the pitch ahead of his retirement.
It drew some criticism and Bruno’s face received a facelift.
Bruno made 225 appearances for Brighton, captaining them into the Premier League before retiring after the game against Manchester City on May 12, 2019.
The 41-year-old became senior player development coach from June 2019, acting as a key asset for Graham Potter, who had just arrived from Swansea.
Chief Executive Paul Barber spoke this morning about the departure of Bruno and goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts.
He said: “We had hoped Bruno and Ben would stay with us, but we understand that on the unusual and rare occasions, we respect people’s ambition and right to want to advance their own careers.”
Barber added that the club is working through its prospective managers.
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