RANGERS icon Ally McCoist has shared our front page on Billy McNeill's new legacy.

We told yesterday how McCoist was among a number of famous faces, including Kenny Dalgleish and Neil Lennon, who confirmed their backing of a new Billy McNeill Fund.

It came as the Celtic legends' widow told of her pride in the attempts to help other former footballers battling the disease.

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McCoist, posting our front page, wrote: "A genuine honour to support this fund. What a man."

The fund is being launched at a charity event in Glasgow on May 29.

The fundraising event will include a golf tournament ar Mar Hall in Bishopton, with three people paying to play with a celebrity or sporting name.

Glasgow Times:

There will also be an evening reception, auction and concert, hosted by George Bowie, Jim White and Suzie McGuire at Mar Hall in Bishopton.

Dougie McCluskey, whose own father died to the disease, set up the charity Battle Against Dementia which will oversee the Billy McNeill fund.

He said: "It’s a great honour to have someone of such stature associated with the charity. The McNeill family were keen to help people directly.

“We are going to ring fence the funds to be used by former players who have dementia and their families.

"As ex footballers, they don’t have the same money that footballers do now. I think a lot of people forget that."

For tickets to the charity golf day click here