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Jermain Defoe removed from coaching duties at Rangers by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, as new Ibrox boss says veteran striker 'will only be used as player' this season Jermain Defoe signed a 12-month player-coach contract in the summer Giovanni van Bronckhorst has brought in his own coaching staff at Ibrox New Rangers boss said Defoe will only be used as a player from now on Veteran striker had played just eight minutes of football this season until Sunday 

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst has removed Jermain Defoe from coaching duties at Rangers - but stressed the veteran striker can still play a vital on-field role this season.

Defoe signed a 12-month player-coach contract during the summer to stay at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard's management.

However, the 39-year-old had played only eight minutes of first-team action prior to being introduced from the bench by Van Bronckhorst in Sunday's 3-1 win over Livingston.

Jermain Defoe has been removed from Rangers' coaching staff by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst

Jermain Defoe has been removed from Rangers' coaching staff by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst

The new Ibrox boss has brought in former Holland and Bayern Munich striker Roy Makaay as part of his coaching team, which would limit Defoe's training ground involvement.

Van Bronckhorst instead expects the ex-England international to have opportunities to add to his 32 goals for Rangers since joining the club in 2019.

'He's been really good,' the Ibrox boss said of Defoe. 'When I came here, of course he was part of the coaching staff but also a player.

'He's also busy with his training badges, which is really good because we've already started thinking about team processes and tactical possibilities.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has brought his own coaching staff to Ibrox after replacing Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager earlier this month

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has

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