Walter Smith, Scotland Football Legend has passed away at the age of 73.
Walter Ferguson Smith24 February 1948 in Lanark, Scotland. He was a Scottish football player[defender], manager, and also director.
Walter is best known for his time coaching the Scottish club, FC Rangers.
Walter retired after he got a Pelvic injury. He also spent some time with FC Dumbarton and on loan with Dallas Tornado.
Smith got into coaching right after, working for manager Jim McLean. Smith also took charge of the Scotland under-18 and under-21 teams, and assisted, Scotland manager Alex Ferguson at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
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Walter Smith became the manager of Rangers in 1991, succeeding Graeme Souness. During his time, he won 13 major trophies including seven league titles in succession, in a period of seven years.
After leaving Rangers at the end of the 1997–98 season, he was appointed manager of English Premier League club Everton.
Walter Smith was also in charge of Everton for four seasons before he was eventually sacked in 2002 due to a poor run of results.
Smith was also an assistant manager to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for a short period. He was appointed Scotland manager in December 2004.
Walter leaves behind a wife, children, and also grandchildren, all of whom are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Walter Smith has a net worth estimated at around $10 million.