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Walter Smith regrets joining Rangers board


Walter Smith has passed away at the age of 73

Walter Smith has passed away at the age of 73

Walter Smith has passed away at the age of 73

Former Rangers boss Walter Smith admits he should never have joined Charles Green's Ibrox board.

And the nine-titles-in-a-row manager also confessed he should have walked away much sooner before he did finally quit in August 2013.

The 66-year-old returned to the club in November 2012 after being appointed a non-executive director by then chief executive Green - and he was then handed the chairmanship six months later.

But he soon resigned as he accused the Yorkshireman and former directors Brian Stockbridge and Bryan Smart of creating a "highly dysfunctional environment" inside the Ibrox boardroom.

Smith said: "Everybody talks about it being chaotic. Everybody can make up their minds about what happened. It was chaotic enough for me to resign.

"For my own embarrassment I maybe held on a bit too long. I should have resigned long before I did.

"But that happens. It was an error on my own part to get involved."

He added: "Would I have done anything differently? Yeah, I probably wouldn't have joined the board at all. Why? Just the way everything turned out.

"I felt at the time that if I could help the club in any way with the circumstances it was in, it was the right time to do so."