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 announce the passing of our former coach, chairman, 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 a brief assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, before becoming Scotland manager in 2004.
In 2007, he returned to Ibrox Park, winning three new league titles and in 2008 losing to Rangers in the UEFA Cup Final (the former name of the Europa League) to Zenith Saint Petersburg. He retired in 2011.
“It’s nearly impossible to sum up what Walter means to each of us at Rangers”Congratulations to the club’s president, Douglas Park. “To Rangers fans, he was more than a football coach. Walter was a friend to many, a leader, an ambassador and, above all, a legend.”
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