PODCAST: Remembering Walter Smith

The latest Official Everton podcast is celebrating the life of our former manager Walter Smith, who would have been 75 years old today.

Smith, who managed the Blues between 1998 and 2002, passed away in October 2021.

In this podcast, host Darren Griffiths is joined by legendary Kit Manager Jimmy Martin and David Prentice. All three knew Smith personally.

Along the way there are contributions from Richard Gough, David Weir and Kevin Campbell, who recall their time with the great man at the various clubs he was associated with as a player and a manager.

We also speak to Chick Young, the broadcaster whose attempt to interview Smith at Ibrox after a European defeat for Rangers became an internet sensation!

And we feature a lovely story that Ally McCoist told at Smith’s Memorial Service, held in Glasgow Cathedral, when he revealed a ‘special gift’ he arranged for the man he called his second father.

Although his time at Goodison didn’t go as well as he wanted, Smith always retained his affection for Everton Football Club, and he thoroughly deserves his place amongst the British greats for his remarkable achievements in Scotland with Rangers. 

This podcast is a reflection on his contribution to football with anecdotes that are insightful, poignant, and amusing in equal measure.

Listen to the Walter Smith podcast via the player below or by clicking here.