RANGERS fans will today gather outside Ibrox stadium to pay tribute to club icon Walter Smith after his passing last week.

A private funeral is being held today for the former Rangers and Scotland manager, with the club requesting privacy for the family.

However, fans will still be able to pay their respects to the footballing legend - with the funeral cortège passing Ibrox shortly after 3pm.

It will enter from Helen Street, before driving towards Paisley Road West and rejoining the motorway.

It comes ahead of another memorial service for the icon at Glasgow Cathedral on November 19.

The Rangers statement said: "A private, family funeral is to be held for Walter on Wednesday, November 3, prior to the public memorial.

"As a club, we ask this privacy is respected by all supporters, the wider public and the media.

"It is the intention for the cortège to pass Ibrox at 3:15pm, entering from Helen Street, driving in the direction of Paisley Road West before rejoining the Motorway.

"The club would like to put on record its thanks to our supporters, supporters of other clubs and the wider community for their kind words and support at this difficult time."

During his time as a football manager, the Scot managed Rangers, Scotland, and Everton, as well as serving as coach under Sir Alex Ferguson at Mancherster United.

Tributes from the entire footballing world, including those from many rivals, poured in as the admiration and respect for the Ibrox legend was widely published last week.