Former Aberdeen manager Jimmy Bonthrone has died, aged 76.

A successful player with East Fife, Bonthrone also saw service at Partick Thistle, Dundee, Stirling Albion and Queen of the South.

He was Eddie Turnbull's assistant during a spell for the Dons in the late 1960s which culminated in a Scottish Cup Final victory over Celtic in April 1970.

When Turnbull left for Hibs in 1971, Bonthrone took over the manager's position at Pittodrie but the subsequent sale of Martin Buchan and Joe Harper meant the break-up of that successful side and Bonthrone left with Aberdeen in relegation trouble in October 1975. He later had a spell as commercial manager at East Fife.

He died on Saturday.