Former Scotland National Team Coach Walter Smith Is Dead

Former Scotland National Team Coach Walter Smith Is Dead

Walter Smith, the former coach of Rangers and the Scotland national team, has died.

Smith took over as coach of Scotland’s under-18s and under-21s teams in 1978 and 1982, respectively.

He also assisted Alex Ferguson at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico before joining Rangers as an assistant to Graeme Souness later that summer.

Rangers, Smith’s old club, confirmed his death on their verified Twitter account.

The statement read, “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our former manager, chairman and club legend, Walter Smith.”

Similarly, the Scottish Football Association FA said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the former Scotland national coach, and one of the most successful managers in Scottish football history, Walter Smith.

“The thoughts of everyone at the Scottish FA are with his friends and family at this time.”

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