Description - Silver Smith by Neil Drysdale
After 250 appearances for Dundee United, Walter Smith was appointed coach of the Scotland Under 18 team in 1978, helping the team to win the European Youth Championship in 1982. This was the start to what has been a long and successful career in both coaching and management, first with the SFA where he acted as assistant manager to Alex Ferguson during the 1986 Mexico World Cup.
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Author Biography - Neil Drysdale
Neil Drysdale has been involved in sports journalism since the mid-1980s and praised for the quality of his writing across a wide range of subjects. He was Bank of Scotland Feature Writer of the Year in 1998, as well as runner-up in 1999. He now works freelance and writes mostly for The Herald, Sunday Herald and Sunday Times and is the author of two sports books - Dad's Army and the biography of Alan Rough. He is married and lives in Falkirk.