As we’ve told you throughout today, McNeill sadly passed away late last night at the age of 79 following a battle with dementia, and tributes from all over the footballing world have been pouring in for the man regarded as the Hoops’ greatest-ever captain.
Aside from leading Celtic to their most historic triumph by winning the European Cup as a player in 1967, McNeill also enjoyed two spells as the Glasgow club’s manager, and one of his most high-profile players was, of course, a young Nicholas.
Nicholas has often been a figure of derision amongst the Celtic support for his outspoken comments on the club in the media, but his memories of ‘Cesar’ on television this afternoon could bring a tear to a glass eye:
What do you think of his comments, and what are you favourite memories of Billy?
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