Billy McNeill funeral: Sir Alex Ferguson among mourners for Celtic legend

Billy McNeill was a Celtic captain, who led the team to the European Cup trophy in 1967, and managed the team from 1978 to 1983. sky news
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Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish are among mourners paying their respects at the funeral of former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill.

The ceremony is held at a church in Glasgow city centre, before the funeral procession makes its way to Celtic Park, where it is thought thousands of fans will pay tribute to the former Celtic player.

Roads in the city centre have been closed so that supporters are able to line the streets as the coffin makes its way through Glasgow.

Billy McNeill with the European Cup in 1967. Pic: VI Images

One of the first to arrive at Celtic Park was former Rangers player and Manchester United manager Sir Alex.

Also attending were ex-Rangers managers John Greig and Walter Smith and former Celtic players Tom Boyd, Frank McGarvey and Frank McAvennie.

Buses have been provided for mourners from the ground to take them to the church where the funeral is taking place.

Other former Celtic managers, such as Gordon Strachan and Dalglish, also arrived at Celtic’s ground to make their way to the church.

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