CELTIC have sent their best wishes to former manager Wim Jansen after he revealed this week that he is living with dementia.

Jansen turns 75 this week and a biography of his life is set to be published in his homeland this week.

Jansen famously guided Celtic to the title in his only season in charge in 1998.

His former club sent their well wishes in a club statement that read: "Everyone at Celtic would like to send their best wishes to our former manager, Wim Jansen, after he revealed this week that he is living with dementia.

"Wim, who turns 75 this Thursday, talks about his diagnosis and now living with the illness in a new biography of his life, which is being published in the Netherlands.

"In the book, he discusses how he decided to seek medical advice after reading a book about his former Dutch international colleague, Piet Schrijvers, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, because he recognised the same symptoms.

"Wim will be forever held in the highest regard by the Celtic Family for his success in winning the league title for the club back in the 1997/98 season, the year when the Hoops famously ‘stopped the 10’.

"Wim’s Celtic connection goes back even further, however, as he was part of the Feyenoord side which beat Celtic in the 1970 European Cup final."

A Feyenoord and Dutch football legend, Jansen made over 500 appearances for the club, while he also played in two World Cup finals – 1974 and ’78.

As Celtic manager, he brought Henrik Larsson to Paradise from Feyenoord, and in his season in charge of the Hoops, Wim also won the League Cup as well as the league title.

The club statement added: "Our thoughts are with Wim and his family, and the best wishes of the whole Celtic Family are with a man who delivered one of the most important title triumphs in the club’s history. Wim, You’ll Never Walk Alone."