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Scotland and Celtic honour the late Jock Stein

Jock Stein
Stein guided Celtic to a European Cup in 1967 and died while managing Scotland

Scotland and Celtic are each holding a minute's applause in memory of their late former manager, Jock Stein.

Stein died at Ninian Park on 10 September 1985 during a crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales.

And Scotland held one minute of applause to mark the 25th anniversary ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifying match against Liechtenstein at Hampden.

Celtic will have theirs before Saturday's home Scottish Premier League match against Hearts.

The club's flags at Celtic Park will all also be lowered to half-mast on Friday.

Born in the Lanarkshire village of Burnbank, Stein went on to play for, and manage, Celtic after spells as manager of Hibernian and Dunfermline Athletic.

Following a brief career as a labourer in a carpet factory, and later as a coal miner, Stein signed for Burnbank Athletic in 1940.

His first professional contract was Coatbridge club Albion Rovers, after which he made a brief trip to Wales to play for Llanelli Town before returning to Glasgow with Celtic, where he became club captain.

He was appointed manager of Dunfermline in 1960 then joined Hibs as boss in 1964, which led to the top job at Celtic.

Stein guided the Glasgow club to nine successive championship titles and a European Cup win in 1967 - the first British club to do so.

In 1978, he became manager of Leeds United, but - after only 45 days in charge at Elland Road - Stein resigned, accepting the position of Scotland manager.

Stein's final decision as national manager - he had also been boss on a part-time basis in 1965 - was to substitute Aberdeen's Gordon Strachan for Davie Cooper in the match at Ninian Park.

Cooper took to the field and netted a penalty-kick that sent Scotland to the World Cup in Mexico '86, an achievement Stein would never realise.

He collapsed on the track during the goal celebrations and died from a heart-attack on the physiotherapy table in the away changing-room after several attempts to resuscitate him.

His individual record as Scotland manager is second only to Craig Brown's - 68 games played, 30 won, 13 drawn and 25 lost.



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