Walter Smith: Gazza, Laudrup And The Rangers Revolution

IN Part Two of this Big Interview, Walter Smith takes us to Ibrox, where he served first as assistant to Graeme Souness and, of course, later became a celebrated Rangers manager in his own right.

That move to Glasgow, to the club he supported as a boy, introduced Walter to a facet of coaching he had not experienced at United – with Rangers able to source and buy great footballers.

Walter is responsible for bringing some undeniably brilliant players to Ibrox and he tells the story of how he convinced Brian Laudrup to move to Scotland and become a Rangers legend.

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Another famous acquisition was Gazza. Walter had no trouble in selling the club to Paul Gascoigne – as he will explain – but the former Rangers manager recalls with some affection the various challenges which came with managing a unique character like Paul.

Enjoy!

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