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Alex Ferguson Paid Tribute To Former Celtic Legend Sean Fallon At His Funeral

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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson attended former Celtic and Republic of Ireland legend Sean Fallon’s funeral yesterday and paid tribute to him.

90 year old Fallon died  last week and the funeral took place in Glasgow yesterday morning.

Sean Fallon made more than 250 appearances in the 1950s and was assistant manager of arguably the best Celtic side that won the European Cup in 1967.

The entire current Celtic playing squad and first-team manager Neil Lennon attended the funeral at the Church of Christ the King in Glasgow.

The eulogy was delivered by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, a lifelong friend of Sligo-born Fallon.

Ferguson paid tribute to Fallon

Ferguson said,

“I think it’s very difficult for people who are successful to remain humble, it’s a touch of greatness.”

“Sean always had that greatness. Through his background, his upbringing, his Irishness, that breeds humility and also loyalty, he would never let you down.”

Ferguson continued,

“Over these years he became a great friend of mine and a great supporter of me. He had great observation, which I must say only (his wife) Cathy’s got. “

“He said he could tell, watching me on the telly, when I’m angry and when I’m happy. I thought I was always angry. What a fantastic man and it’s a privilege for me to be here.”

Other Celtic Legends including Kenny Dalglish and Tommy Gemmell were present and mourned for the legend.

Fallon leaves behind his wife, Myra, five daughters and a son.