Funeral of Eddie Turnbull arranged for Monday

Eddie Turnbull
Turnbull won three league titles as a player with Hibs

A large number of ex-players are expected to attend the funeral of former Aberdeen, Hibernian and Queen's Park manager Eddie Turnbull on Monday.

The 9 May service in Edinburgh will take place at noon in Mansfield Traquair, 15 Mansfield Place.

A funeral cortege will thereafter head past Hibs' Easter Road Stadium before making its way to Warriston Crematorium for the committal at 1345 BST.

Falkirk-born Turnbull died on 30 April at the age of 88.

It had already been announced that Hibs' home match against Aberdeen on 14 May, the last of the season for both sides, is to be played in tribute to the late Eddie Turnbull.

Supporters will also be able to acknowledge the funeral cortege on Monday as it travels up the walkway behind Easter Road's East Stand, where various tributes have been left by supporters.

During his career, Turnbull guided the Dons to the Scottish Cup in 1970 and won the League Cup with Hibs in 1972.

As a player, he made nine Scotland appearances and was part of the "Famous Five" Hibs forward line that won three Scottish League titles.

The Turnbull family feel the match is the right occasion to honour the man who served both clubs with distinction.

His daughter, Valerie Low, said: "The whole family has been humbled and very touched by the messages of condolence and support we have received from Hibernian supporters and supporters of other clubs since my father passed away.

"It is fitting that the next game at Easter Road is versus Aberdeen and we hope to see as many of dad's friends and fans on the day as possible."

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