ALEX SMITH is to retire from football at the end of the season after almost sixty years in the game.
The 78-year-old, currently technical director at Falkirk, is emigrating to Australia to be with his family.
Falkirk have announced that their final league match of the season, against Smith’s former side St Mirren, will be dedicated to his career.
— Falkirk FC (@FalkirkFC) March 28, 2018
Smith’s managerial career spanned five decades, winning the Scottish Cup with Aberdeen and St Mirren, and the Scottish League Cup with Aberdeen.
He’s also been in charge of Dundee United, Ross County, Clyde, Stirling Albion and Stenhousemuir, as well as two spells in interim charge at Falkirk.
In 2016, he was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame at Hampden Park and he also holds the feat of managing every Scottish National Team age group up to and including the former B Team.
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