According to Jamie O’Hara, who spoke to Sky Sports, Jermain Defoe’s potential return to Tottenham Hotspur would be “superb” for the team.
Daniel Levy plans to name the 39-year-old, who tallied a whopping 143 goals with Spurs, as an academy coach.
According to the Evening Standard, Defoe, who announced his retirement around the conclusion of last season, would start in his new position at Hotspur Way the following month.
He did work as a coach under Steven Gerrard while he was at Rangers in the later part of his tenure at Ibrox, in addition to maintaining his playing career.
But now that O’Hara praised Tottenham’s academy and said that they are “one of the top clubs in the world,” it appears like he is returning to north London in his tracksuit.
O’Hara declared, “Tottenham now have one of the top academies in the world. It was a really wonderful academy when I enrolled there at the age of 17.
“But it remained in last place, trailing teams like Manchester United and Arsenal. They now own the facilities. They take care of veteran athletes. Many former Spurs players are currently on the coaching staff. those who have never even participated on the first team.
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“I believe it’s wonderful that they work to preserve that passion for the team. People are aware of the subject. It will be fantastic to have Jermain Defoe with the football team. Bring him in.
He can develop his abilities and the young players will look up to him. I approve of how the club is being operated and how things are going. One of the top clubs in the world, in my opinion.
Tottenham has had a wealth of top-notch centre forwards over the years, whether they came from the academy or were bought.
When the ball was at his feet, Dimitar Berbatov was an absolute genius, Teddy Sherringham was a beloved character at White Hart Lane, and Harry Kane is today.
Son Heung-min is another player who, in terms of goals scored, might be included to that list, although he isn’t a pure forward like the players mentioned before.
In either case, Defoe will be looking for the next wonderkid to come through who can score goals, and they only need to look at Kane to see how it’s done.
The England captain, who has 183 Premier League goals, is likely one of the game’s most complete attackers and is inching closer to Alan Shearer’s 260 Premier League goals.