Frank McAvennie reckons veteran striker Jermaine Defoe has no long-term future at Rangers after his removal from coaching staff
The 39-year-old has played just nine minutes for the Ibrox club this season
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However, the arrival of Dutchman van Bronckhorst, who has brought in his own backroom team including new assistant manager Dave Vos from Ajax, has meant Defoe is no longer required on the touchline.
The veteran frontman has made just two substitute appearances for the Light Blues so far this season, featuring for a combined total of nine minutes.
And former Hoops striker McAvennie expects Defoe to be released by the club at the end of the season.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “The manager doesn’t know Defoe, so he can’t have any complaints.
“He’s bringing in his own team and he needs people he can trust. Defoe will know that as well so I can’t imagine he’s too annoyed.
“I think his time is up at Rangers now. He’s got a few months left on his deal so I can see him hanging around Ibrox until the end of the season.
“He’s always there as an option and what an option to have, he’s still so clinical.
“We know he’s a popular boy as well, the players all like him by the sounds of it and he’s a fan favourite, but I don’t see a long-term future there.”