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Barton: 'Midfielders make good bosses'

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Pin Barton was a midfielder in his playing days. AFP
Barton was a midfielder in his playing days. AFP

Barton: 'Midfielders make good bosses'

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Joey Barton has backed himself, as well as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, to succeed in football management because there is a precedent set for midfielder to do well.

"If you look at it, slow plodding midfielders tend to become good managers," Barton said. 

"Look at many great managers and they tend to be of a certain type.

"Pep Guardiola is the best coach but was a midfielder who had no pace and no skills. Mauricio Pochettino was of the similar profile.

"Zinedine Zidane may buck the trend but he was a midfielder! I am taking great refuge in the fact that midfielders tend to make really good coaches.

"I had no skills, I wasn't really big, wasn't really quick and wasn't really strong.

"So, to survive as long as I did, I had to be able to scheme and hopefully that will help me."

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