ANGE POSTECOGLOU has paid tribute to Wim Jansen after his sad passing.

The death of the Parkhead hero has been confirmed by ex-club Feyenoord. 

The 75-year-old was diagnosed with dementia in October last year, and has been battling the disease since.

Sending his condolences, Postecoglou said: "It's sad news obviously for his family and for our football, and all the organisations he's been involved with.

"He's a massive name in Dutch football both as a player and a manager.

"I've often said that for all of us, we get the privilege of coming through these clubs and our ultimate ambition is to leave some sort of mark or legacy.

"He did that in 12 months.

"The impact he had in just one year at this football club is fantastic.

"Obviously he had a similar journey to mine, from Japan to here way back then.

"As I said, he's left an indelible mark and for all of us it's what you hope for at the end of it when you stop doing what you've loved, it's that you've belonged somewhere and made a mark somewhere.

"That keeps everything you've done alive and with Wim, that's definitely the case.

"Both in Dutch football and particularly here at our club, he'll be forever remembered."

Jansen was Hoops boss between 1997 and 1998, winning the Premiership title to prevent Old Firm rivals Rangers making it a record-breaking 10 in a row.

The former Feyenoord and Holland player also won the League Cup that season when Celtic beat Dundee United 3-0 at Ibrox.

Jansen, who signed Henrik Larsson for Celtic, left immediately after the end of the campaign and eventually returned to his first love Feyenoord.