SAD news in football this week with the death of former Rangers and Scotland boss Walter Smith.

In tribute, Times Past has found a few pictorial gems in our archives, from his early days as player and coach.

Here he is posing for the cameras with Souness, and then chairman of the club David Holmes, and the brand new cars supplied for manager and assistant manager by Taggarts, in 1987.

Walter is pictured here at Dundee United in his playing days - he also played with Dumbarton.

Glasgow Times: Walter in his playing days for Dundee United

Walter was assistant manager to Graeme Souness at Rangers in 1986.

Glasgow Times: Walter and Graeme Souness, 1986

Glasgow Times: Tommy Burns and Walter at Hampden, 1994

Walter is pictured here with another late, great Glasgow footballing legend, Tommy Burns, in 1994, at Hampden.