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Gerrard Is An Approachable Coach – Defoe

Steven GerrardLiverpool legend, Steven Gerrard will be a top manager in the nearest future, Jermain Defoe has said.

Defoes believes the ex English international will surely boost his reputation at Rangers before moving on to join a bigger club.

According to him, Gerrard is still fresh in the coaching business but you can already see that he has got everything to be a top coach naturally.

He added that Steven is a very approachable man and this is an important attribute for any manager.

His words, “I have to give a shout out to my current manager, Mr Gerrard. He’s going to be a top, top, top manager.

“It’s a funny one because when I signed for Rangers, obviously you have a bit of banter in the changing room and the lads saying about how I’m pals with the gaffer and stuff like that, but he’s a natural.

“In terms of management he’s still fresh and he’s new but you can see that naturally he’s got everything.

“He always says to the players, ‘if you want to come speak to me about anything then my door is open’

“He’s approachable, which is really important as a manager. Sometimes there’s stuff you want to talk about and you might have personal problems and you might have stuff you want to talk about but feel uncomfortable going to the manager.

“But with Steven, you can talk to him about anything. He reminds me a little bit of Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce where you can just approach them and speak about anything.”

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“Everyone has got to stick together and I want to give a big shout out, a thank you, to the NHS; to the doctors, the nurses, the ambulance drivers, the care workers… because this is an immense challenge.

“It’s something we’ve never faced before so I just want to pay respects to those people because they are the heroes in this.

“I can only imagine what it is like day in, day out having to deal with the people coming into hospitals every day.

“I’ve always respected the NHS; but my experiences when my dad wasn’t well a few years back, and obviously the stuff I went through with Bradley [Lowery], you see it first-hand.

“I remember going in to see my dad at the hospital and I remember speaking to the doctors and nurses and seeing how they work day in, day out; I was looking at the nurses thinking, ‘wow, I saw you yesterday, you were here all day yesterday and now you’re back here first thing the next day’.

“I’ve always known the work they always put in, but with the situation like this it’s gone to another level.”


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