BREAKING: Ashley Cole joins Frank Lampard at Everton

Ashley Cole joins Everton from Chelsea’s academy, but he will retain his role as a coach with England’s U21s; former defender played with Frank Lampard with Chelsea and England, and played under him at Derby; Lampard was appointed Everton boss on Monday

Everton have appointed Ashley Cole, a former team-mate of new Toffees manager Frank Lampard with Chelsea and England, as a first-team coach.


Cole leaves his role at Chelsea’s academy to join Lampard’s backroom staff, which includes assistant managers Joe Edwards and Duncan Ferguson, first-team coach Paul Clement, first-team coach and head of performance Chris Jones and goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly.


Lampard, who was appointed as Everton manager on Monday, told the club’s website: “I’m delighted to add Ashley into my backroom team. Everyone knows about his superb playing career and what he has achieved in the game.

“He is now a well-respected coach which has been recognised by his work with England U21s. He’ll bring a wealth of enthusiasm, game-play experience and is a very good young coach who adds strength to our coaching staff.”


Cole added: “I was thrilled when Frank asked me to join him at Everton. This is a brilliant opportunity with a fantastic club and I am coming here to work hard and try to help bring success to Everton.

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