Rangers: Tributes for late manager Davie White

 

Former Rangers manager Davie White has died aged 80, following a short illness.

White, who was manager between 1967 and 1969, regularly attended the club's matches, including last season in the Third Division.

Rangers chairman Walter Smith said everyone at Ibrox was "saddened" by the news.

"He was a great Rangers man and scarcely missed a match at Ibrox," Smith told the club website.

Rangers players will wear black armbands in Wednesday's friendly against Gutersloh in Germany as a mark of respect.

Smith said the club's thoughts were with White's family.

"I remember when he was appointed as manager and he had such a difficult job at that time, not just because he was following Scot Symon, but because Celtic were enjoying the best period in their history under Jock Stein," Smith added.

"Davie was also manager of Dundee when I was with Dundee United and, ironically, he brought the League Cup to Dens Park in 1973 by beating Celtic."