His death was announced by another of his former clubs, Queens Park Rangers. J im Smith, one of the most popular and experienced managers in the recent history of English football, has died at the age of 79 after a long illness. This site uses cookies. pic.twitter.com/xM0JC1ab12, CLUB STATEMENT: We are extremely saddened to hear the tragic news that former Shots player Jim Smith has passed away aged 79.The former Shot was a true legend of English football and our greatest condolences go out to the Smith family in this moment in time.#TheShots pic.twitter.com/JuxjegUha6. FORMER Portsmouth and Derby boss Jim Smith has died aged 79. "Our thoughts are with Jim’s family at this upsetting time. Smith was also in the dugout at Blackburn Rovers, Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. My expertise is in modelling pollution of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, having worked for more than 30 years on the environmental consequences of radioactive pollutants in the environment. RIP jim x.". I am currently Professor of Environmental Science in the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Lamela and Son strike as Mourinho's men lead with ten mins to play, Man Utd ‘to sell SIX players to fund Sancho deal but Lingard won't be one', Bayern stars 'believe Hudson-Odoi could complete loan switch from Chelsea', How Burger King made tiny STEVENAGE FC a global powerhouse using FIFA 20, Leicester sell Faiq Bolkiah, the richest footballer in the world, to Maritimo, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Jim Smith guided Derby to promotion in 1996, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a First Class Honours degree in Astrophysics. As part of this research, I've led the ATOMIK vodka project; a radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl’s abandoned zone. Our thoughts are with Jim's family at this upsetting time." I then took a year out to work on environmental projects in Tanzania. I became Professor of Environmental Science in 2011. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Click here to view our cookie policy message. Smith also achieved back-to-back promotions with Oxford, took Birmingham City to the First Division in 1980 and won the league with Colchester United. Our thoughts and love are with Jim’s family and friendshttps://t.co/tJ9u0mGkSZ pic.twitter.com/k5pCpbVcZV, All at #QPR are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of former R’s manager Jim Smith. They said: "All at QPR are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of former R's manager Jim Smith. I welcome enquiries and applications from students wishing to be supervised in PhD projects within the area of radiation in the environment. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/g1bCIYn6lv, We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Pilgrims’ player and manager Jim Smith, who has died at the age of 79: pic.twitter.com/bRd3oTnuoc, We are deeply saddened by the death of Jim Smith, aged 79Jim managed Blues between 1978 - 1982, guiding the team to promotion to the old First DivisionA great football man and a great character, he will be sorely missedOur condolences to Jim's family and friendsRIP, Jim pic.twitter.com/cZaPF9gieg, It is with great sadness that we must announce our former manager and #OUFC great Jim Smith has passed away.