Joe Cole back at Chelsea as an academy coach
LONDON (AP) — Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has returned to the club to coach in its academy.
The 37-year-old, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2010, will work with various age groups, including the under-18s and development squad, while continuing to study for his coaching qualifications.
Former England, Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires at 37
LONDON (AP) — Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has retired from soccer.
The 37-year-old Cole completed his career with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League, scoring 104 goals in 716 professional appearances for seven teams.
After impressing at West Ham, Cole made his England debut at 19 and went on to earn 56 caps and appear at three World Cups. Cole was part of England's so-called Golden Generation, playing alongside David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joe Cole has been appointed assistant coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the United Soccer League while continuing to play for the second-tier club.
The 36-year-old midfielder joined the team in 2016 after splitting the 2015-16 season between Aston Villa and Coventry City. Cole scored 10 goals in 56 appearances for England from 2001-10 and also has played for West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Lille, West Ham.