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Former Scotland National Team Coach Walter Smith Is Dead

Former coach of Scotland national team, Walter Smith is dead.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Former coach of Rangers and the Scotland national team, Walter Smith is dead.

Smith became coach of the Scotland under-18s in 1978 and the under-21s in 1982.

He was also Alex Ferguson’s assistant at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico before becoming assistant to Graeme Souness at Rangers later that summer.

Smith’s former club Rangers announced his death on their verified Twitter handle.

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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