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24th Jun, 2018 | 4:21pm

Rangers legend should be allowed to enjoy retirement in peace - not return as an advisor


Rangers legend Walter Smith could return to Ibrox as an advisor to Steven Gerrard – but the Ibrox icon should be allowed to enjoy his retirement in peace.

Gers manager Steven Gerrard revealed that he will invite Smith to return to the club in some capacity, but after digging the Light Blues out of so many holes in the past, it’s time he’s allowed to ride off into the sunset.

Smith’s legacy at Ibrox is beyond question and he will be revered as the most successful manager of the post-war era at Ibrox and that’s how it should remain.

Getting advice from Smith on an informal basis as is required makes some sense but formally bringing Smith back is a slightly worrying reliance on the past as Gerrard tries to shape the club’s future.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with using club legends to help out but the Gers seem to turn to Smith at every turn and it must surely be exhausting for the Gers icon.

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He’ll always be a welcome sight around Ibrox and the Hummel Training Centre but the Gers must not go back to Smith again and leave him to enjoy his later years and the fruits of a legendary Gers career.

In other Rangers transfer news, Steven Gerrard has revealed the Gers ‘love’ this Ibrox star.

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