ROD Stewart jokingly advised hotel staff to place an enormous tip he offered them on Scotland to win the Euros.

The 78-year-old singer was at the famous Gleneagles Hotel to celebrate Hogmanay with his wife Penny Lancaster and sons Aiden and Alastair.

Staff were bowled over when the singer decided to offer them £10,000 as a compliment for their hard work over the festive period.

He then jokingly suggested staff should put it to good use and stick every penny of it on Scotland to win the Euros this summer.

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Stewart, who is due to release a new album next month, said: “I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some of the top hotels in the world and the service at Gleneagles is second to none.

“The staff do a terrific job at a very hectic time of the year and deserve every penny. It’s Scottish hospitality at its very best.”

On his tip, he joked: “I advised the boys and girls at Gleneagles to invest the money wisely – stick the lot on Scotland to win the Euros.”

Steve Clarke’s men will kick off the Euros on June 14 with a match against the host nation Germany before taking on Switzerland and Hungary in a challenging group stage.

The Germany game will be shown live on STV. 

Stewart posted a photo on Instagram of his stay at the five-star resort in Auchterarder, where he and his sons all donned kilts to ring in the new year.

He captioned the photo: “A dedication to my wonderful Scottish father.”

The celebration at Gleneagles came after the family cheered Celtic to a 2-1 win over Rangers in the Old Firm derby on December 30.

Gleneagles was recently named the world’s best hotel for hospitality and boasts 11 different restaurants and bars, including the only two-star Michelin restaurant in Scotland.