Legendary Former Rangers Manager Walter Smith Dies, Aged 73

Legendary Former Rangers Manager Walter Smith Dies, Aged 73 2
(FILES) In this file photograph taken on December 08, 2009, Ranger’s coach Walter Smith smiles throughout a press convention in Seville, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League soccer match towards Sevilla. (Photo by Cristina Quicler / AFP)

 

Former Scotland and Rangers supervisor Walter Smith has died on the age of 73, the Glasgow giants confirmed on Tuesday.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our former manager, chairman and club legend, Walter Smith,” Rangers stated in an announcement.

Smith is Rangers’ second-most profitable ever supervisor, profitable 21 trophies throughout two spells in cost.

Already on the membership as assistant to Graeme Souness, Smith was appointed full-time supervisor at Ibrox in 1991 and received seven league titles in eight years to guide the membership to a record-equalling 9 consecutive Scottish league titles.

After a four-year stint at Everton and a short spell as Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United, he was appointed supervisor of Scotland in 2004.

In 2007, he returned to Ibrox, profitable three extra league titles and guiding Rangers to the UEFA Cup remaining in 2008 earlier than retiring in 2011.

“It is almost impossible to encapsulate what Walter meant to every one of us at Rangers,” stated Rangers chairman Douglas Park.

“He embodied the whole lot {that a} Ranger needs to be. His character and management was second to none and can stay lengthy within the reminiscence of everybody he labored with throughout his two phrases as first-team supervisor.

“Winning 10 top-flight titles as supervisor, 5 Scottish Cups and 6 League Cups, in addition to main his membership to the UEFA Cup Final in 2008, he will probably be remembered by the soccer group the world over.

“His spells as Scotland supervisor in addition to managing within the English Premier League underlined his credentials as one of many nice modern-day soccer managers.

“However, for Rangers supporters, he was much more than just a football manager. Walter was a friend to many, a leader, an ambassador, and most of all, a legend.”

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Legendary Former Rangers Manager Walter Smith Dies, Aged 73

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