RANGERS' legendary kit man Jimmy Bell has passed away, the Ibrox club have confirmed.

Bell served the club for over 30 years and been a friend and confidant to numerous generations of players and staff.

And his sad passing has sparked a flood of tributes from Ibrox staff and players from the past and present.

Marco Negri

"Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of the best Kitman in the World. Legend and true Rangers man. R.I.P. Jimmy."

Jamie Murphy

"One of a kind. RIP Jimmy"

Michael Mols

"Absolutely devastated to hear the news of the passing away of MR jimmy bell, MR RANGERS, the legend, my friend! RIP jimmy, GBNF."

Greg Docherty

"One of the best. RIP Jimmy and thank you for everything."

Nacho Novo

"I can't believe the sad news this morning. RIP Jimmy."

Ronald de Boer

"With great sadness the news came to me that Jimmy Bell passed away. You will be missed Jimmy. The best Kitman in the World. RIP."

Steven Gerrard

"RIP Jimmy."

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George Edmundson

"RIP Legend."

Martyn Waghorn

"Such sad news. What a legend. RIP Jimmy WATP."

Amad Diallo

"You have been serving the team for over 30 years, thank you for everything, May ALLAH accept you on his right. REST in PEACE JIMMY"

Maurice Ross

“A misunderstood man. Had the heart the size of a house.

“Behind the hard exterior was a warm and gentle soul. Love his job and the Rangers. Undoubtedly the most prepared and thorough kit man to have walked the earth.

“Heartbreaking news. Love ya Jimmy.”

Craig Moore

"Complete shock and lost for words. Loved the Keizer. Condolences to the family and RIP wee man. You were the absolute legend in that place for me."

Jim White

"I'm very sad to hear this morning, myself.

"Jimmy was a friend of mine, a great fellow to be in his company. Our thoughts go to Jimmy Bell's family this morning."

Josh Windass

"What a man, thanks for everything you did for me, from off the pitch looking after my beagle and looking after me.

"Also your advice every day on how to be a rangers player! Your some man. Even though you said Brian laudrup is a proper no 11 every day. Rest easy legend x"

Michael Beale

"My friend. Heartbroken. It was amazing to live this moment with you and see how happy you were"