Man Utd boss Ferguson can see Premier League return for Smith May 16, 2011, 5:05 pm

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson can see departing Rangers manager Walter Smith returning to the Premier League.

Ferguson wouldn't be surprised to see Smith back working in the Premiership in the not too distant future.

If that happens, the 63-year-old will join the expanding list of Scottish managers there - Kenny Dalglish, Davie Moyes, Owen Coyle, Alex McLeish, Stevie Kean and Paul Lambert.

Billy Davies may also hook up with the tartan contingent if his Nottingham Forest side win the Championship play-offs.

Ferguson is very proud of the lot of them and told the Sunday Mail: "It's great to have so many Scottish managers in the Premiership. The best thing is that it means nearly half of them understand me!

"We have six just now while Paul Lambert is coming with Norwich and Billy Davies might make it with Forest.

"It's wonderful for our country to have so many good managers down here."

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2014/15 Scottish Premiership

Rank Team Won Lost Points
1 Celtic 25 4 79
2 Aberdeen 23 6 74
3 Inverness CT 16 10 55
4 St Johnstone 15 13 51
5 Dundee Utd 15 13 49
6 Hamilton 13 14 46
7 Dundee 11 12 44
8 Partick 11 15 41
9 Kilmarnock 10 16 38
10 Ross C. 10 17 37