Rangers fans are leading the calls for a stand at Ibrox Stadium to be renamed after legendary manager Walter Smith following the great man’s passing at 73.

Smith is undoubtedly a name in the pantheon of Ibrox greats and will forever be one of the figures most associated with Rangers Football Club.

The Gaffer’s passing was confirmed by the club this morning and since then we’ve seen an outpouring of emotions from supporters and former colleagues.

The embodiment of the great and good of Rangers, Smith was a leader and a gargantuan figure on which we rested many of our ambitions and dreams as Gers fans.

Smith’s 21 domestic trophies – including 10 League Championships – has etched him into Ibrox history but his demeanour and his class is what makes the man stand alone at Rangers.

Adored by everyone at Ibrox and plenty outside of the club, Smith is one of the last great men of his type and his era and his passing will be felt across football.

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But whilst Smith has passed on, his legacy remains and fans are determined to see that enshrined inside Ibrox Stadium via the renaming of one of the stands.

Bill Struth’s name adorns the Main Stand, whilst Sandy Jardine’s adorns the stand on the other side of the pitch, previously known as the Govan Stand.

The Broomloan and Copland Road Stands are certainly options for being renamed in memory of Walter Smith and fans have called on the club to consider doing so:

 

The passing of Walter Smith has been felt by everyone associated with Rangers and as the tributes continue to flood from across football, a stand named in his honour would be a fitting tribute.

Read the words of current chairman Douglas Park who celebrated the immense contribution of Walter Smith to Rangers Football Club.

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