Rangers legend Sandy Jardine has been diagnosed with liver cancer.
The Ibrox club confirmed on Sunday that the 63-year-old was undergoing treatment for the disease.
A spokesman said: “Sandy would like to pass on his thanks to everyone who has offered their best wishes and support since he was diagnosed a short time ago.
“The club will support Sandy and his family in any way it can throughout his treatment.
“Sandy is a true Rangers legend in every sense of the word and has the admiration and respect of every one of his colleagues at Ibrox and Murray Park.”
Jardine played more than 500 games for Rangers, mostly at right back during a 17-year spell at the club from 1965 to 1982.
He later spent six years at Hearts before going on to manage the Edinburgh club.
Jardine also won 38 caps for Scotland, including all three matches in the 1974 World Cup finals, when he formed a formidable defensive partnership with Celtic’s Danny McGrain.
In a statement released by Rangers, he said: “I would like to thank everyone for their best wishes and kind support.
“As you can appreciate this is a difficult time for me and my family and I ask that you respect our privacy.”
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