Video: Feyenoord supporters sing Celtic anthem in an emotional tribute to Wim Jansen

By John McGinley

January 30, 2022

It was the funeral of former Celtic manager Wim Jansen yesterday and Feyenoord, the club he is most associated with, paid a wonderful tribute to him as a procession drove past De Kuip.

Supporters lined the streets to say their goodbyes, lighting a wonderful pyrotechnic display in the colours of his beloved club.

Then, the Dutch side played You’ll Never Walk Alone over the stadium’s PA system, as fans joined in singing their rendition of the Celtic anthem.

Feyenoord posted a video of the moment on social media yesterday, which you can see via this link or embedded below.

We all know Wim as the man who ‘stopped the 10’, but his career with Feyenoord went far beyond that. He’s as revered there as our Lisbon Lions are here. Famously he was part of the team that beat Celtic in the 1970 European Cup Final.

Fittingly, it was with a Celtic anthem that he was commemorated with at Feyenoord. He’s part of both of our histories and it was a beautiful touch from them.

Celtic have been paying their own tributes to the 97/98 league winner, wearing black armbands against both Dundee United and Hearts.

Manager Ange Postecoglou and captain Callum McGregor also laid a wreath before yesterday’s match as everyone inside Celtic Park took part in a minute’s applause.

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Postecoglou said so eloquently through the week: “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.

“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.”

Rest in peace Wim.