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Jermain Defoe Considering Following Frank Lampard And Steven Gerrard Management Path Once He Retires

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Jermain Defoe has revealed that he will consider a career in management when he retires.

Defoe, 35, has two seasons remaining on his current contract with Bournemouth, having signed on a free transfer from Sunderland in June 2017.

Jermain Defoe’s former England team-mates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have both taken the plunge into management and are embarking on their first seasons with Rangers and Derby, respectively.

While he told the Bournemouth Echo that he is undecided about which path he would take after retirement, the Cherries frontman admitted he has consulted boss Eddie Howe about the day-to-day nature of the job, saying: “I spoke to the manager and he said it was stressful! Some days, you might have six or seven players knocking on your door saying ‘why am I not playing?’

“It’s tough and it’s something I would probably have to sit and think about. I am going to do my badges and we will see what happens. Stevie and Frank have gone into it and I hope they do well but it’s not an easy one.”

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