The Rangers players and backroom staff have taken part in an emotional tribute to Walter Smith as they hold a minute’s silence following the legendary Ibrox boss’ passing.

The Rangers first team were pictured in an emotional silence at the Glasgow training centre along with staff at the centre and the image has certainly struck a chord with supporters.

Rangers announced the passing of Walter Smith, 73, this morning in a massively emotional moment for adoring Ibrox supporters.

The former Gers manager won 10 of the club’s 55 league titles across two spells and in total won 21 domestic honours for the Ibrox side (six League Cups and five Scottish Cups).

Smith – who also had a spells in charge of Everton and Scotland as well as in the background of a successful Dundee United team – also managed Rangers to the UEFA Cup Final in 2008.

There are fewer figures who resonate more deeply with the Ibrox club than Smith and his passing has sent a shockwave through the footballing community.

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Rangers royalty, Ibrox legend and a loving husband, father and grandfather, Smith’s presence in the game in Scotland was all-encompassing and his legend will be the same.

The Gaffer left an indelible mark on Rangers and football in Scotland and he will be sorely missed by supporters at Ibrox and across the country.

A man who transcended footballing rivalries with a razor sharp wit and a notorious ability to win football matches and trophies, the club’s emotional minute’s silence in training is sure to be followed up with similar at Ibrox.

The Gers support will descend on Ibrox for the a match against Aberdeen tomorrow but we’re sure the football may be secondary as fans pay tribute to Mr Rangers Walter Smith.

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

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