Walter Smith

(Walter Ferguson Smith)

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  • Born: February 24, 1948
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Athlete









Walter Ferguson Smith OBE is a Scottish former football player, manager and director. He is primarily associated with his two spells as manager of Scottish club Rangers.

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... we are forced into a continuing struggle for a free way of life that may extend over a period of many years. We dare not allow ourselves any false sense of security. We must anticipate that the Soviet tactic will be to wear us down, to exasperate us, and to keep probing for weak spots, and we must cultivate firmness and patience to a degree we have never before required Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
A democracy cannot wage war. When you go to war, you pass a law giving extraordinary power to the President. The people of the country assume when the emergency is over, the rights and powers that were temporarily delegated to the Chief Executive will be returned to the states, counties and to the people. War & Peace
It is interesting to see all you fellows here . It will even be more interesting to see how many of you will be here a few months from now. Management & Managing Government
The operational tail will wag the intelligence dog. The top people will be forced to take up all their time in the direction of operations and will neglect intelligence. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
We now have to take a whole new look at the Iranian situation and probably have to snuggle up to Mosaddegh if we’re going to save anything there. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
From my own point of view, I hope everybody would realise that people who work in Scottish football - referees included - are always under terrific scrutiny. Hope ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I started out in Scotland, not as a footballer of any note, and I didn't play to draw the attention of people abroad.
If you can achieve winning a league championship, that, to me, is the full test of the team and management because it is over the full season and you have a lot of problems you have to overcome.
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear. Religion & God
Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think.
The Old Firm clubs are not easy clubs to manage and sometimes I think frustration comes in that, in the end, make you happy to be leaving.
There are people for whom Rangers Football Club is their entire way of life. Life
Whether people like it or not, you have to say the Old Firm are a major part of Scottish football. I know there is a lot of resentment from other clubs about that, but it's a fact.

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