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Walter Smith Rangers statue unveiled as thousands pay tribute to Ibrox hero

Walter Smith has been immortalised with a statue outside Ibrox that was unveiled this morning.

The legendary Rangers manager was commemorated as thousands of fans lined up outside the stadium to pay tribute to the man who brought incredible success to the club over his years as boss. Ahead of this afternoon's Scottish Cup Final against Celtic, the Light Blues had announced their plans to welcome supporters as well as members of the Rangers squad and management staff.

Chairman John Bennett and members of Smith's family were present to pull the cloth down and show off with pride their new statue.

Smith sadly passed away, aged 73, in October 2021 and on the anniversary of his death, the club confirmed they had put in motion plans to pay their tribute to him in bronze.

The statute is located on Edmiston Drive at the Copland Road end and was designed and sculpted by London-based artist, Douglas Jennings.