Walter Smith, above, with his widow, Ethel, and, below,  with Scotland colleagues Tommy Burns and Ally McCoist. 

By Lucy Ashton

Football stars have attended a public memorial service in honour of former Rangers, Everton and Scotland manager Walter Smith.

Smith, who won 10 Scottish league titles in two spells as Rangers boss, died aged 73 in October.

A private family funeral in November has been followed by the memorial service at Glasgow Cathedral.

Former Scotland managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Gordon Strachan were among those attending.

Smith was on Ferguson’s coaching teams for a spell at both Manchester United and Scotland.

Former Rangers players from Smith’s two spells in charge at Ibrox who were attending the service included Ally McCoist, Derek McInnes, Andy Goram, Charlie Miller, Kris Boyd, Trevor Steven, Nigel Spackman, Richard Gough, Sasa Papac, Stuart McCall, Nikica Jelavic, Kenny Miller, Gordon Durie, Lee McCulloch, Neil Alexander, Kevin Thomson, Steven Pressley, Charlie Adam, Andy Gray and Mark Hateley.

The current Rangers first-team squad were also present, while coaching colleagues also included Archie Knox, Jim Stewart and Kenny McDowell.

Duncan Ferguson, who played under Smith at Ibrox and Everton, was also among the invited guests.

A party representing Celtic included former managers Davie Hay and Neil Lennon alongside former captain Roy Aitken and present and recent chief executives Michael Nicholson and Peter Lawwell also attended.

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