Hundreds of supporters and football legends poured onto the streets of Edinburgh yesterday to pay their respects to Dave Mackay.
The former Doncaster Rovers boss died earlier this month at the age of 80.
The funeral cortege departed from Tynecastle, the home of Heart of Midlothian, Mackay’s beloved club where he made more than 130 appearances.
Streets around the stadium were lined by hundreds of fans who applauded the cortege as it drove past, with some throwing scarves and flowers on top of the funeral car.
Mackay enjoyed legendary status at both Hearts and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as captaining his country.
Many of the current Hearts squad were in attendance along with manager Robbie Neilson while Spurs were represented by former players including Pat Jennings, Terry Medwin, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Mike England and Clive Allen.
Former Hearts striker John Robertson did a reading at the memorial while Sir Alex Ferguson and Mackay’s former Spurs team-mate Cliff Jones spoke about their memories of the 80-year-old.
Ferguson said: “I was playing for Queens Park reserves against Hearts reserves at Tynecastle and the great Mackay was playing because he was coming back from a broken toe.
“He tackled me and I thought ‘Christ’, but in those days you had to get up no matter what.
“So I got up, had a look at that big barrel chest of his and he just said ‘are you alright, son?’.
“That was a great memory, the only time I played against Dave Mackay and I’ll never forget it.”
“Everyone talks about his courage and bravery but he was a fantastic footballer, he was skilful, he could play anywhere and he proved that.
“He was a fantastic guy and it’s a privilege to speak here today. I think we’ve seen the passing of a true, great legend.”
Mackay managed Rovers between 1987 and 1989.