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Redknapp willing to hand Barton coaching role

The 31-year-old midfielder is currently obtaining his coaching badges and studying philosophy at The University of West London in a bid to continue his career in the dugout.

 

And, despite Barton's rebellious character, Redknapp believes his player's traits will allow him to flourish as a coach.

 

"Yes, he has been excellent," Redknapp said when asked if he would employ him in his staff.

 

"He's doing his coaching badges now. Just getting your badges don't make you a good coach, though, it's about your personality as well and if that's the road he wants to go down I am sure he will do well."

 

Barton returned to Loftus Road after a season-long loan spell at Marseille last summer, and has since made 32 appearances in the Championship this season, netting twice.