Former Chelsea star wants return to club as part of coaching setup

Joe Cole

Former Chelsea winger Joe Cole has said he wants to return to the club in a coaching capacity, after his playing days are over in the United States of America.

The former England international enjoyed a remarkable spell at Chelsea between 2003 and 2010, winning silverware and playing regularly to attain superstar status at the club within that period.

Cole was one of the most important players under Jose Mourinho in his three year stint at the club and continues to grow under subsequent coaches who succeeded the Portuguese. Currently playing for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League, Cole wants to return permanently to London to help with coaching at Stamford Bridge.

“One day I would like to be part of the coaching staff, in what capacity I don’t know. But when you’re part of a club like this, you don’t want to let it go. Hopefully it will be a lifetime relationship.”

Joe Cole, Evening Standard

As per the Standard article, Cole has been allowed by Chelsea to use their training complex to keep fit in between seasons in the USA and has also been permitted by the Blues to earn practical experience at the club while he collects his coaching badges.