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Jermain Defoe likens Steven Gerrard to Harry Redknapp & Sam Allardyce
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Jermain Defoe likens Steven Gerrard to Harry Redknapp & Sam Allardyce

Rangers striker Jermain Defoe has compared Steven Gerrard to two former managers and hailed him for being a great manager to players.

Defoe and Gerrard were England teammates before they joined forces again at Rangers in January 2019.

They are yet to share silverware in one team but it can be said that it has been smooth sailing for Defoe who has scored 25 goals from 52 games for The Gers.

In an interview with Talksport earlier, Defoe said: "I have to give a shout out to my current manager right now, Mr Gerrard, because he's gonna be a top, top, top manager.

"It's a funny one because when I signed for Rangers, you know what it's like, you have a little bit of banter in the changing room with the lads, saying JD's mate's with the gaffer and stuff like that.

"But he's brilliant. He's a natural. And in terms of management, he's still fresh and he's still new but you can just see that, naturally. he's got everything.

"He always says to the players, if you want to come and talk to me about everything my door is open. He's approachable, which is really important for a manager.

"Sometimes there's stuff you want to talk about, you might have personal problems, but you feel uncomfortable going to the manager.

"But with Stevie, you can go and talk to him about anything, he's chilled. He reminds me a bit of Harry (Redknapp) and the Sam Allardyces when you can just approach them and speak to them about anything. It's important."

Defoe was under Redknapp's management at West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur while Allardyce managed him at Sunderland respectively.

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