Former Man United Assistant Manager Walter Smith Dies Aged 73Griffochaz
Walter Smith, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager at Scotland and Man United, has died aged 73.
Smith joined the United coaching staff in 2004 as Sir Alex’s wingman and enjoyed a brief stint at the club.
During that time, Smith reportedly banned fouls in training in a bid to get a young Cristiano Ronaldo to pass the ball instead of doing skills.
Man United sent out their tribute to Walter earlier today;
Everyone at Manchester United is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Walter Smith.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Walter’s friends and family at this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/A2gNf7rytY
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 26, 2021
Without doubt, Walter Smith’s greatest legacy is at Scottish side Rangers where he won 21 trophies, making him the second most successful manager in the club’s history behind Ben Struth.
After his first spell at Rangers, Smith went on to manage Everton and Scotland before returning to the Ibrox for a second dance.
Rangers won their first top-flight trophy since his departure earlier this year under Steven Gerrard’s management.
Our thoughts are with Walter’s family and friends.