By Doug Ward

12th Jan, 2022 | 4:10pm

Hayley McQueen relays Defoe exit from Rangers live on Sky Sports News

Hayley McQueen has relayed news from Ibrox today (Wednesday) with Jermain Defoe’s Rangers exit now confirmed.

Defoe, 39, became player-coach in the summer but has been out of the first-team picture all season, playing just two times for a total of nine minutes.

But he’s now left the club after three years, as confirmed on the Gers’ official Twitter account.

Sky Sports News journalist McQueen shared the news on television on Wednesday.

“We told you earlier how Jermain Defoe may be on his way out of Rangers. It’s now been confirmed by the club,” said McQueen on Sky Sports News on Wednesday, as shown on the Football Daily Twitter account.

“Now, Defoe joined Rangers initially on loan from AFC Bournemouth, that was in the January 2019 transfer window. In his time at the club, he’s scored 32 goals in 74 appearances.”

Good luck, Jermain

We’ve got to say, we really enjoyed Defoe’s time at Rangers.

The former England and Tottenham striker had a great spell here at Ibrox and played a major role in the Gers’ rise to winning the Scottish Premiership title last season.

However, we have to question why he was made a player-coach in the summer when Steven Gerrard simply had no intention of playing him.

Defoe barely played this season, earning less than 10 minutes of game-time across his only two Premiership outings.

Why not just make him a coach? It was just pointless making him a player-coach when he wasn’t ever even getting on the bench, let alone the pitch.

Defoe was seen working on Sky Sports as a pundit while the Gers were playing at one point earlier this season.

He was also on punditry duties at the weekend as West Ham played against Leeds in the FA Cup so maybe that’s the route the striker wants to go down.

Either way, we wish him all the best and have to say we greatly appreciate his time here in Glasgow.

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