Walter Smith dead: Former Everton, Rangers and Scotland boss dies aged 73

Former Scotland and Rangers manager Walter Smith – who won TEN league titles in two spells at Ibrox and was an assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United – dies aged 73

Walter Smith, the former Rangers and Scotland manager, has died at the age of 73 his former club have announced.

Smith is one of the most important figures in Ibrox history, winning 10 league titles as manager over two spells – including seven in a row towards the clubs historic run of nine in a row. 

Smith also had a spell as manager of Everton, taking charge at Goodison Park from 1998 to 2002.

He was also Scotland boss from 2004 to 2007, guiding them to a famous victory over World Cup runners up France in October 2006

In a statement on the Rangers official website, the club wrote: ‘It is with prfound sadness that we announce the passing of our former manager, chairman and club legend, Walter Smith.’