The Rangers icon and former Scotland boss died at the age of 73 after battling illness, it was confirmed today.
Tributes have been pouring in from across the globe as footballing stars and former and current Rangers players and managers pay tribute to one of Scottish footballs most successful managers and biggest personalities.
5. "A father figure"
"A fantastic man, coach, manager, father figure and leader to me. I am thankful I had the opportunity to work under your leadership and enjoy many special moments together. A huge loss to the football world and everyone who knew you." - Rangers midfielder Steven Davis.
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6. "A real footballing friend" - Kenny Dalgleish.
"Marina and my heartfelt sympathies are with Walter’s wife Ethel & his boys. Though we were on opposing sides on the pitch, he was a real footballing friend off of it. He was respected by all and one of the few able to transcend rivalries. Today we have lost a truly great man. RIP" said Scotland icon Kenny Dalgleish.
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7. "Always on hand to offer advice and support"
"Devastating news to hear of the sad passing of Walter Smith. A man who was always on hand to help with advice and support. My thoughts and condolences are with his family at this most difficult time" said former Gers boss Mark Warburton.
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8. "A man of wisdom and integrity"
"Thoughts, prayers and condolences with Walter Smith’s family and loved ones today. Heartbreaking to lose another great of Scottish football. A man of wisdom, dignity and integrity whose legacy will live on. May he rest in peace" said Scotland captain Andy Robertson.
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