Harry Redknapp: 'Joey Barton could become a manager'

Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton in action during the match against Sheffield Wednesday on August 3, 2013
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Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp feels that Joey Barton has all the attributes needed to become a manager should he chose to stay in the game when he retires.

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has expressed his belief that Joey Barton could become a manager once his playing days are over.

Barton is known for his outspoken views on the game and his behaviour in the past has been called into question.

However, Redknapp is adamant that from his experience with the 31-year-old, he feels that he has the aptitude to become a manager.

He is quoted as saying by the Daily Star: "I think he's a manager in the making. He's got a great knowledge of the game. He is a real student of football.

"He wants to talk about it and he did a great job here last season. He was an inspiration late on. I felt he dragged us through games at times."

Barton joined QPR in 2011 from Newcastle United.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
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