Former Dundee manager Davie White has died at the age of 80.
He came to Dens Park after a difficult spell at Rangers, where he failed to dent rivals Celtic’s domination of the Scottish game in the late 1960s.
He revived his career at Dundee and guided the team to League Cup triumph in 1973, defeating Celtic 1-0 in the final at Hampden. He also led Dundee to three Scottish Cup semi-finals.
Jocky Scott, who starred in the League Cup team and later became Dundee’s manager, said: “I am very sad to hear this news. About six weeks ago I met him at Gleneagles where he played golf.
“He was our manager and took over from John Prentice when Jim McLean left as our coach to become manager of Dundee United.
“He took over a good squad of players and had a good bit of success, as our record shows. He had a good knowledge of the game and with Dundee he showed his capabilities as a manager.”
Dundee FC director David Forbes said: “We are deeply sorry to hear that Davie White has passed away and we express our condolences to his family.
“He had a happy time at Dens and is well remembered here. We play St Johnstone at Dens on Sunday and we will be paying our respects in some manner.”
White was at the helm at Dens until 1977 and left after failing to steer the team back to the Premier Division.
His entire playing career was as a wing half for Clyde and he went on to manage the then Glasgow team, who then played at Shawfield.
He moved to Ibrox in 1967, first as assistant to manager Scot Symon, whom he replaced later that year.
White’s Ibrox reign, which ended in 1969, was unsuccessful and he was one of the few Rangers managers not to win any major honours.