ANGE POSTECOGLOU has paid tribute to Celtic Legend Bertie Auld after his sad passing.

Bertie lost his battle with dementia on Sunday and since then, the footballing world have been paying tribute to the cheeky former Celtic player.

Bertie was beloved by all, leaving an indelible mark on all those who had the privilege of being in his company.

We have lost an absolute giant of this football club and an amazing Celtic man.

Bertie gave his life to Celtic and the Celtic fans; giving his time year after year to new generations of supporters.

It’s absolutely right we celebrate the man who was Bertie Auld and the passion in which he supported Celtic.

The Hoops manager Ange Postecoglou and the Celtic captain gave their thoughts after Bertie’s passing.

Ange told : “With Bertie’s passing a family and a Club has lost a true legend and a great man.

“All our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go sincerely to Bertie’s family for their tremendous loss of someone so dear to them.

“I know Bertie was one of the true Celtic greats, leaving his mark indelibly on the Club and our supporters by reaching the very summit of footballing achievement, but also through his unique personality.

“Big, special football clubs are built on major figures like Bertie and we should all forever be grateful to him for all he achieved and all he was. I know his spirit will flow through Celtic forever.”

The current Celtic captain Callum McGregor had some very nice words: “On behalf of all the players at the Club, I send our thoughts and prayers to Bertie’s family. I know they will miss him terribly.

“I will always feel really lucky to have known Bertie. Coming through the ranks at Celtic, it is people like Bertie you look up to and not only for his achievements on the pitch but just for the way he was.

“It was so humbling to be in his company, to know what he had achieved for Celtic, but also just to spend time with a brilliant man and a proper legend.

“He just always had huge drive, passion and energy and a tremendous love for the Club.

“He loved the fun that football could bring to people and he had that infectious warmth and spirit which gave so much to anyone that met him.

“We will remember Bertie with such love and affection, we are privileged to have known him and today we are all thinking of Bertie’s family.”

Fans have been making their way to the stadium since the news came through. Many leaving, tops, trinkets and flowers to pay their own respects to Bertie.

Everyone at CeltsAreHere wish his nearest and dearest all the best as they mourn the loss of Bertie. The Celtic family is also in mourning today. They don’t make them like Bertie anymore.



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