The popular player spent a successful time at Stamford Bridge. Now, after hanging up his boots, Cole is in talks to rejoin the club as a coach. Cole has the necessary badges in order to work with the Chelsea youth team.
The club is keen to bring Cole back to work with their developing players. Chelsea has already seen former midfielder Frank Lampard shine at Derby this season, and the generation of players who have just retired are going into management to varying degrees of success.
— ChelseaFC Report (@ChelseaFC_Fanly) December 28, 2018
Cole began coaching while playing at the last club of his 20-year career, the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the second tier of the United States professional game. Like many of his England contemporaries, Cole wants to have a career in management and increasingly that generation are taking their first steps in academy football, where standards, and expectations are high.
Upon retirement last month, he said: “Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game. I feel I can offer a lot as a coach and have really enjoyed the opportunity to undertake some of these duties with the Rowdies. To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”