RANGERS legend Fernando Ricksen said he wanted to be cremated in Scotland, it has been revealed.

The Dutchman revealed his wish before losing his battle with Motor Neurone Disease. He died aged 43 this week after spending his final months in St Andrew's Hospice in Airdrie. 

The Scottish Sun reveal Vincent de Vries, the ex-Ibrox captain's biographer,  wanted to be laid to rest in Scotland because it meant so much to him from his time at Rangers

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He told the newspaper: "Scotland was his home.

“The funeral will be held in Scotland for sure. His last days and months were here.

“He wanted cremated here. Scotland has meant so much to him since he’s been a Rangers player.”

We reported yesterday that his wife Veronika, 33, tragically did not make it to her husband's bedside before his death. 

We also reported that family friend Pauline Glen, 56, has set up a fundraising drive for the family.