CELTIC will hold a minute’s applause today’s Scottish Cup-tie against Brechin City as a tribute to Cyrille Regis, who sadly passed away last weekend at the age of 59.
The former England international striker, who made five appearances for his country, also played for West Brom and Coventry City in a career where he proved to be a role model for many young footballers.
Regis was also Scotty Sinclair’s agent and the Hoops attacker paid tribute to his mentor and friend.
He said: “Cyrille was a massive influence. He was my agent ever since I was a 16, when I signed for Chelsea. He was there every step of the way with me.
“When I was a young player, he gave me good advice about all the things he had been through and he has passed that on to me and all the other players he looked after.
“He was still in contact with me and I met him before Christmas. He came up and watched the second last game before the winter break and we met at the hotel and had a general chat.
“It was devastating news and so sad to hear, especially when you have known someone so long and are close to them and, in particular, it’s a really sad time for his family.”
* Sinclair was talking to the Celtic View, out now.
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