Walter Smith

Walter Smith

Walter Smith

  • Date of Birth: 24 February 1948
  • Birthplace: Lanark, Lanark, Scotland

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      IN PICTURES: Memorial service for legendary Rangers, Scotland and Everton manager Walter Smith
      Dodds was also present. Other football personalities included former Premier League players turned managers Mark Hughes and Frank Lampard. —
      19/11 17:31

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      McInnes set for Black Cats talks

      Sunderland's search for a successor to David Moyes is set to ramp up in the next 24 hours with an official approach to Aberdeen to speak to their highly rated manager Derek McInnes.  The 45 year old is currently on a post-season break following another strong showing in the SPFL this season, which saw his Dons side runners-up to Celtic in all three domestic competitions as well as amassing a record points tally in the league.  The steady and sustained improvement in the Dons fortunes during his 4 year tenure has not gone un-noticed and now Sunderland are set to try and lure him south.

      Walter Smith turns down Wolves job

      Former Rangers and Scotland manager Walter Smith admitted that Wolves had made an approach for him earlier in the week. Wolves are currently looking for a new manager to replace Mick McCarthy.

      Paulo da Silva to Rangers?

      Rangers are beleived to be interested in signing Paraguayan international centre back Paulo da Silva from Deportivo Toluca in July.

      Steven Davis set for Rangers

      Steven Davis is set to join Rangers this week, as Walter Smith looks to add more new faces to his squad in preparation for their charge for the Scottish Premiership title.

      Buffel exits Rangers

      Rangers and Belgium midfielder Thomas Buffel has left Ibrox and decided to make a move to Cercle Brugge. It is understood that the former Rangers man was eager to leave Scotland to return to his homeland.

      Smith rallies the Rangers troops

      Rangers boss Walter Smith has quickly moved to encourage his side back into a more motivated state in order to help them emerge as the victors of the Scottish Cup against Queen of the South at the weekend. Rangers lost out on the SPL title last night.

      Smith urges SPL Focus

      Rangers boss Walter Smith has urged his side to forget their disappointing defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in the UEFA Cup and focus on winning the Scottish Premier League instead.

      Preview: Rangers vs Zenit

      Thousands of Scottish fans have headed for Manchester today for the UEFA Cup Final between Rangers and Zenit St. Petersburg. In what is to be a cracking game, Zenit boss Dick Advocaat will go head to head with his former club looking to bring European glory to the Russian side.

      Rangers reach UEFA Cup Final

      Walter Smith's Rangers shocked Europe as they made the final of the UEFA Cup after defeating Fiorentina 4-2 on penalties, as the winning penalty was slot away by Nacho Novo to secure their final place.

      Smith hails Rangers stars

      Rangers boss Walter Smith has paid special tribute to his Rangers side after they secured a shock 4-2 penalty victory over Fiorentina to see their way into the UEFA Cup Final.

      Rangers boss: biggest challenge

      Rangers boss Walter Smith has admitted that the task ahead in the next four weeks is probably the most difficult time of his managerial career. Rangers take on Fiorentina in the semi final of the UEFA Cup on Thursday evening.

      Smith rues Old Firm defeat

      Rangers boss Walter Smith admitted he was very disappointed to throw away a great opportunity after losing his first Old Firm derby since taking control of the Glasgow giants. A last minute winner from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink wrapped up the result for Celtic.

      Rangers into the UEFA semi

      Rangers secured a memorable 2-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon in Portugal to earn themselves a place in the semi final of the UEFA Cup thanks to goals from Jean-Claude Darcheville and Steven Whittaker.

      Walter praises Rangers' Novo

      Walter Smith praised Nacho Novo despite the player missing a hatful of chances to send Rangers through in the match with Panathinaikos on Thursday in the UEFA Cup. Novo scored the late leveller.

      Walter unhappy at FIFA timing

      As FIFA look set to make a decision over the future of Daniel Cousin on Wednesday, and Walter Smith blasted the organisation as the timing couldn't be any worse for the club.

      Fulham waiting for Cousin

      Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is still confident that the club can complete the signing of striker Daniel Cousin from Rangers finally. The deal for the player remains in limbo after FIFA blocked the player's move.

      Rangers still hunt Moore

      Rangers are still in the hunt for Aston Villa striker Luke Moore. Walter Smith is reportedly keen to sign the £3 million striker but has admitted he may have to wait until the summer to sign him after the sale of Daniel Cousin.

      Burley new Scotland boss

      George Burley has been made new Scotland manager after a rigorous interview selection process.

      Villa want £3.5m for Moore

      Aston Villa striker Luke Moore could be heading for a move away the club after Martin O'Neill admitted there was a £3.5 million pricetag on his player. Blackburn and Rangers have been linked with the striker in recent weeks.

      Stefanovic off to Rangers?

      Dejan Stefanovic is being linked with a move from Portsmouth to Rangers after Walter Smith confirmed an interest in the Serbian defender.