Rangers have announced the sad news that the club’s long-standing Academy landlady Morag McNeill has sadly passed away.

The much-loved Morag was first signed to the club by Rangers legend Sandy Jardine. Morag’s role involved hosting family accommodation to Rangers’ young players.

“Mummy Morag”, as she was affectionately known to the players, had more than 100 young stars stay with her over more than 10 years. It was a nice touch from the club to release the statement about her passing. It let you and I learn more about the job Morag done and the contribution the Academy landlady gave to the club.

Morag McNeill attended Danny Wilson’s wedding. Her work clearly had a profround effect on him. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

You can read the statement here.

The club made mention of just how important Morag was to Rangers. Not only in providing the accommodation but also because “as much as any coach at the Academy, had a massive influence on shaping and guiding the lives of talented youngsters”.

 

Morag will be sorely missed by everyone at Rangers

The club also acknowledged Morag McNeill for her commitment to the values and traditions of the club. And also how she passed this down to the young players she looked after.

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Rangers commended Morag for “contributing to us producing, not only good footballers, but importantly good people who understand what a privilege it is to play for Rangers.”

Current Rangers’ youth Zak Rudden dedicated his winning goal for Falkirk at the weekend to Morag. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The story then goes on to hear from Katy Lamont, who looks after the welfare of the clubs first-team players. She described Morag as having an “infectious personality” and said her passing has hit everyone hard.

Head of Youth Development Craig Mulholland described Morag as “incredible” and a “special lady”.

Rangers fans will tonight be paying tribute to someone who made a lasting, important contribution to the club.