Ashley Cole returns to Chelsea in academy coaching role | Football News

Ashley Cole has joined former team-mate Frank Lampard in Chelsea’s coaching workers, the place he can be working with the U15s.

Cole introduced his retirement from skilled soccer in September on the age of 38 following a profitable 20-year taking part in profession.

The three-time Premier League champion has taken a role in Chelsea’s youth academy as U15s coach and he can be trying to convey the following crop of kids by way of to Lampard’s first crew.

In his first interview since taking the role, Cole mentioned: “You have to be a prime participant to play for Chelsea so they need these prime ex-players influencing and making an attempt to assist the following era develop and be higher gamers.

“Chelsea have been fast and possibly one of many first golf equipment to actually faucet into that, not simply with coaches however workers in the loans crew and different departments, to convey them again to move on their expertise and experience.”

Cole spent nearly all of his profession at Arsenal and Chelsea earlier than ending with spells at LA Galaxy, Roma and Derby County.

The Champions League winner performed beneath many adorned managers and he hopes to undertake a few of their attributes into his personal coaching type.

Cole added: “Everyone has their very own philosophy however you even have to take concepts that you simply like from completely different coaches. The very first thing I discovered on my coaching badges was that each coach is a thief.

“I need to take components of Jose Mourinho in phrases of how organised he was, Carlo Ancelotti for his man-management and the way he would give gamers religion to exit and specific themselves inside his system and Arsene Wenger, who was positively a fantastic man-manager and put a whole lot of belief in younger gamers.

“I need to be one of the best. I’ve been round a whole lot of nice gamers and managers so it is about understanding what it takes. I understood as a participant what it took to be one of the best and now it is about making an attempt to switch that into how I will be one of the best as a coach.”


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