Former Scotland manager Walter Smith dies

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Walter Smith also served as coach of Rangers and assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

The Glasgow football team announced on Tuesday that former Scotland manager and legendary Rangers coach Walter Smith has died at the age of 73. “It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of our former coach, president, club legend Walter Smith.Rangers said in a statement.

In two stints on the club bench, Smith won 21 trophies, including seven Scottish league titles in eight years, during his first stint as Rangers chief since 1991. He then coached Everton in the English Premier League for four years. , and was briefly an assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, before becoming manager of Scotland in 2004. In 2007, he returned to Ibrox Park, winning three new league titles and leading Rangers to the final of the UEFA Cup (the former name of the Europa League). ) In 2008, Zenith lost to St. Petersburg. He retired in 2011.

Sir Alex Ferguson says he is “absolutely devastated”

«i’m completely devastatedCommented Alex Ferguson on the MU website. “they were great friends for years». «He was a man of great moral values“Scottish, also a former Manchester United coach, commented welcoming his contribution”Excessive“Football.

«It’s nearly impossible to sum up all of what Walter means to each of us at Rangers.“Congratulations to the president of Rangers Douglas Park, for his part.”For Rangers fans, he was more than a football coach. Walter was a friend of many, a leader, an ambassador and, above all, a legend.».

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