Birmingham City's Liam Ridgewell and Gary McSheffrey admit that losing Steve Bruce would be a major blow.
Bruce's future in charge at St Andrews has been shrouded in speculation of late, with reports circulating that he could be set to leave.
Wigan Athletic's recent approach to acquire Bruce's services and prospective owner Carson Yeung's impending arrival have created serious uncertainty over the Blues boss' position.
Defender Ridgewell believes the interest in Bruce proves he is a top manager, and he hopes the club hold onto their boss.
"It shows the gaffer is doing a good job and people are looking at him. But from the players' point of view he is training us, and it would be sad to see him go," he told Sky Sports News.
"We hope to keep doing a good job, and hopefully Carson Yeung will see that and keep him as boss.
"He has been here a long time and we would be disappointed to see him go."
McSheffrey has echoed his team-mate's plea, insisting that it would be disappointing to lose the influential Bruce.
"We're a club and we want to be as one, so we would be disappointed to lose the manager - he has done well during his time at the club," he said.
"He has been a big part of Birmingham City, and he has turned the club around - he would be a big miss.
"The uncertainty is disappointing. We just hope it gets resolved as soon as possible."