As confirmed by Rangers, striker Jermain Defoe has agreed a one-year contract extension at Ibrox and now moves into a player/coaching role under manager Steven Gerrard.
Defoe, who moved to Glasgow permanently in the summer of 2020 after initially joining on loan Bournemouth, has since gone on to rack up 72 appearances in all competitions for the club.
In that time, the Englishman has netted a brilliant 32 goals whilst also becoming a fan favourite.
Now, as a result, the Gers have announced he will stay for another year but move into a player/coaching role – something which may benefit Rangers given his experience on the biggest stages in football.
As Defoe and the Gers announce his first steps into coaching as well as his continued stay, it’s little wonder many supporters have raved over the development on social media.
Find all of their best verdicts on the big announcement down below.
Gers fans rave over Defoe announcement
“Could not be happier. What an amazing role model to have at our club.”
“Tremendous news. A great member of the squad and now coaching team.”
“Best news today!! @IAmJermainDefoe is exactly what a Ranger is, on and off the field. So glad our club get to help him progress to his next chapter. Good luck champ! #55”
“This is exciting stuff! What a fantastic role model for the younger boys!”
“Brilliant news. The guy is an absolute credit to Rangers FC.”
“Buzzing for this! Glad he’s moving into a coaching role as well
An amazing guy to have in and around the club.”
In other news: Paddy Kenny tips this colossal forward to join Rangers this summer, find out more here.
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