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Rangers release Walter Smith statement as former manager recovers from operation

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Former Rangers and Everton manager Walter Smith is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery. A Rangers statement read: “Rangers Football Club can confirm Walter Smith had an operation on Monday and he is currently recovering in hospital.”

Smith spent the majority of his playing career north of the border as a defender for Dundee United.

However, most of his success came later in life when he turned his hand to management.

Smith started out in charge of Scotland’s youth teams before taking up a role as assistant to player-manager Graeme Souness’at Rangers in 1986.

The Lanark-born boss was promoted to the main hotseat at Ibrox in 1991 and he won seven consecutive league titles before departing for Everton.

After failing to break into the top 10 of the Premier League for three seasons, Smith was sacked and he took up the helm of his national team.

Smith finished his career with Rangers from 2007 to 2011, where he won three more league titles and reached the final of the 2008 UEFA Cup.

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