CelticFC

Treble Years Dinner
Treble Years Dinner
New Balance Logo
Dafabet Logo Magners Logo
Treble Years Dinner
  • Back
  • Show All
  • First Team
  • Reserve Squad
  • Academy
  • Women's Team
  • Commercial
  • Match Reports
  • Tickets
  • View
Betfred HibsJogsuit PromoJames Forrest bookRoss CountyCeltic TV
  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Billy was a giant of Scottish football

    Sir Alex Ferguson: Billy was a giant of Scottish football

    By: Paul Cuddihy on 23 Apr, 2019 11:46

  • SIR Alex Ferguson has paid his own tribute to Billy McNeill, describing the Celtic legend as ‘a truly good man’.

    Both men first faced each other as footballers, most notably when Billy captained Celtic and Alex Ferguson was a forward with Rangers.

    Later, they faced each other across the dugout, particularly in the years when Billy managed his beloved Celtic and Alex Ferguson was in charge of Aberdeen, having succeeded Billy at Pittodrie in 1978. At all times there was a healthy rivalry but mutual respect between two giants of the game.

    Speaking today, Sir Alex Ferguson said: “I, like everyone in Scotland today, is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Billy McNeill.

    “He was a giant in Scottish Football, a man with an incredible presence and I'll always cherish the fact that we entered professional football at the same time. We played against each other on many occasions and, as anyone who played against him will testify, he was the fairest of players.

    “He was also a truly good man and will be a loss to everyone who knew him. Farewell Cesar.”

    ad

    Most Read

    • Celtic Football Club statement

      Celtic Football Club statement

    • Tickets on sale tomorrow for an evening with Broony

      Tickets on sale tomorrow for an evening with Broony

    • Betfred League Cup semi-final tickets to be balloted

      Betfred League Cup semi-final tickets to be balloted

    • Celtic FC Foundation New York Gala Dinner raises over $300,000

      Celtic FC Foundation New York Gala Dinner raises over $300,000

    • Sir Rod Stewart supports Celtic FC Foundation in New York

      Sir Rod Stewart supports Celtic FC Foundation in New York