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Walter Smith

Personal information
Full name Walter Ferguson Smith[1]
Date of birth (1948-02-24) 24 February 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Lanark, Scotland
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1975 Dundee United 108 (2)
1967 → Dallas Tornado (loan)[2] 3 (0)
1975–1977 Dumbarton 44 (0)
1977–1980 Dundee United 26 (0)
Total 181 (2)
Teams managed
1978–1982 Scotland U19
1982–1986 Scotland U21
1986 Scotland (assistant)
1986–1991 Rangers (assistant)
1991–1998 Rangers
1998–2002 Everton
2004 Manchester United (assistant)
2004–2007 Scotland
2007–2011 Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

There are people for whom Rangers Football Club is their entire way of life.
Walter Smith
The Old Firm clubs are not easy clubs to manage and sometimes I think frustration comes in that, in the end, make you happy to be leaving.
Walter Smith
I started out in Scotland, not as a footballer of any note, and I didn’t play to draw the attention of people abroad.
Walter Smith
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.
Walter Smith
Whether people like it or not, you have to say the Old Firm are a major part of Scottish football. I know there is a lot of resentment from other clubs about that, but it’s a fact.
Walter Smith
If you can achieve winning a league championship, that, to me, is the full test of the team and management because it is over the full season and you have a lot of problems you have to overcome.
Walter Smith
From my own point of view, I hope everybody would realise that people who work in Scottish football – referees included – are always under terrific scrutiny.
Walter Smith
Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think.
Walter Smith