Ally McCoist Walter Smith signed Rangers FC photo smudge 8×10″

Authentic Ally McCoist Walter Smith signed Rangers FC photo smudge 8×10″. Signed by Walter and Ally in silver marker, slight smudge on Walters signature. Obtained at our private signing in Oct 2020.

 

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Authentic Ally McCoist Walter Smith signed Rangers FC photo smudge 8×10″. Signed by Walter and Ally in silver marker, slight smudge on Walters signature. Obtained at our private signing in Oct 2020.

 

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Ally McCoist Walter Smith signed Rangers FC photo smudge 8×10″

Authentic Ally McCoist Walter Smith signed Rangers FC photo smudge 8×10″. Signed by Walter and Ally in silver marker, slight smudge on Walters signature. Obtained at our private signing in Oct 2020.

 

 

Walter Ferguson Smith OBE (24 February 1948 – 26 October 2021) is a Scottish former football player, manager and director. He is primarily associated with his two spells as manager of Scottish club Rangers.

A defender, Smith’s playing career consisted of two spells with Dundee United, split by a short time at Dumbarton. A pelvic injury meant he moved into coaching at Dundee United, working for manager Jim McLean, while he also took charge of the Scotland under-18 and under-21 teams. Smith was assistant to Scotland manager Alex Ferguson at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, after it had been announced that he would be moving to Rangers as assistant to Graeme Souness.

Trophies

Furthermore, Walter Smith became the manager of Rangers in 1991, succeeding Souness. Then again, he won 13 major trophies in seven years, including seven league titles in succession. After leaving Rangers at the end of the 1997–98 season, appointed manager of English Premier League club Everton. Also, in charge at Goodison Park for four seasons before sacked in 2002.

Additionally, After a brief stint as assistant manager to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Smith appointed Scotland manager in December 2004. Besides, He presided over a revival in their fortunes, taking the national team 70 places up the FIFA World Rankings. After a good start to UEFA Euro 2008 qualification; resigned as Scotland manager in January 2007 to return to Rangers. He won eight trophies during his second spell as Rangers manager and guided the team to the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, before retiring from management in 2011. Smith is the second-most successful manager in the history of Rangers, behind Bill Struth.

Smith, Recognised as one of Rangers best ever manager amongst fans.

 

Ally McCoist

Alistair Murdoch McCoist; born 24 September 1962) is a Scottish former footballer who has since worked as a manager and pundit.

McCoist began his playing career with Scottish club St Johnstone before moving to English side Sunderland in 1981. He returned to Scotland two years later and signed with Rangers. McCoist had a highly successful spell with Rangers, becoming the club’s record goalscorer and winning nine successive league championships between 1988–89 and 1996–97. He later played for Kilmarnock. McCoist, inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Scotland Football Hall of Fame, having gained 61 international caps. A prolific striker, currently ranked as the fifth highest goalscorer in the top tier of the Scottish football league system all time; having netted 260 times for Rangers and Kilmarnock between 1983 and 2001.

Towards the end of his playing career, McCoist started his media career. Between 1996 and 2007, he was a team captain in the BBC sports quiz A Question of Sport Winning 55 episodes a highlight of his career he says. McCoist began to scale back his media commitments in 2007, when he became an assistant manager to Walter Smith at Rangers. He succeeded Smith as Rangers manager in 2011, but the club then suffered from serious financial difficulties. The company running Rangers went into liquidation in 2012; and the team were then placed in the fourth tier of Scottish league football. McCoist helped them win successive promotions to the second tier; but after a poor start to the 2014–15 season McCoist handed in his 12-months’ notice in December 2014 and placed on gardening leave. In September 2015 McCoist and Rangers mutually agreed to terminate his contract.