Former Scotland manager and legendary Rangers coach Walter Smith has died at the age of 73, the Glasgow football team announced on Tuesday (26 October).
“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 briefly assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, before becoming Scotland manager in 2004.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 26 October 2021
In 2007, he returned to Ibrox Park, losing to Zenith St Petersburg, winning three new league titles and leading Rangers to the UEFA Cup Final (the former name of the Europa League) in 2011. 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 much more than a football coach. Walter was a friend to many, a leader, an ambassador and above all, a legend.“.
Everyone at Manchester United is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Walter Smith.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Walter’s friends and family at this very difficult time. pic.twitter.com/A2gNf7rytY
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 26 October 2021