Walter Smith Says Scottish Football Is Too Repetitive

by Punter's Hero on February 27, 2011

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Walter Smith Says Scottish Football Is Too Repetitive

Walter Smith is set to step down as Rangers boss at the end of the season and has now told reporters that football has become to repetitive.

“In Scotland sometimes people don’t really understand the goldfish bowl you work in and you get a wee bit fed up with that,” Smith said last night. “I’ve only been at Ibrox four years this time around but because of my previous experience with Rangers and with the national team I know that Scotland is not an easy country to work in.

“The Old Firm clubs are not easy clubs to manage and sometimes I think frustration comes in that, in the end, make you happy to be leaving. It was still a difficult decision, taking everything into account, to leave Rangers.

“Each season is different in terms of problems that you have to handle, but for a small country everything can become repetitive. I’m not talking about the media particularly, but also going to the same grounds all the time.

“At Manchester United you might at best meet Chelsea three times — maybe in a cup final as well as the league games — but here we have Rangers playing Celtic seven times and next season it will be at least four times and possibly five or six.

“I don’t think it’s an entirely healthy environment to play football in and certainly in management there’s a repetitive aspect to it. You start to feel you need a freshness – when you imagine the amount of times you are interviewed, for example, it becomes a bit difficult.

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