Rangers have sent a touching tribute to former Ibrox star Rino Gattuso after his sister Francesca died, aged 37.

The Light Blues sent their condolences to Napoli boss Gattuso and his family after it was confirmed by AC Milan that the former midfielder’s sister had died after spending several months in intensive care.

As well as seeing her brother play for the Milan giants, Francesca was a secretary with the club for many years and suffered from a rare illness.

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Rino played for 13 years with Milan, winning ten trophies including two Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns as he grew into one of the best midfielders on the planet before a stint managing the team from 2017 to 2019.

 

The Italian joined Rangers from Perugia as a teenager as the Gers pushed for a tenth title in a row but fell out of favour under Dick Advocaat and was sold to Salernitana.

Former Rangers midfielder Rino Gattuso

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After really coming to the fore following his return to Italy, Rino signed for Milan in 1999 and became an icon at the San Siro and winning the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

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Most recently, Gattuso has taken the reins at Napoli, replacing Carlo Ancelotti in Naples, but has saw his time in charge disrupted by the enforced shutdown of Serie A.

Everyone at Rangers News sends their condolences to the Gattuso family.

 

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