Walter Smith, the former Rangers and Scotland manager, died after a long illness at the age of 73, according to his former club.
Smith is one of the most influential individuals in Ibrox history, having won 10 league titles in two spells as manager, including seven in a row on his way to the club’s all-time record of nine.
Smith also managed Everton from 1998 to 2002, serving as the club’s manager at Goodison Park.
From 2004 to 2007, he was Scotland’s manager, leading them to a memorable victory over Global Cup runners-up France in October 2006 and supervising a remarkable 70-place rise in the FIFA world rankings.
He also worked for Manchester United, serving as an assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in 2004 and was present when the club won the FA Cup.
‘It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our former manager, chairman, and club legend, Walter Smith,’ the Rangers said in a statement on their official website.
Source: Daily Mail