Cole may be on his way back

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SPORTS - BY STEVE BATES

ASH­LEY COLE could be a sur­prise ad­di­tion to Chelsea’s coach­ing staff – with Frank Lam­pard gush­ing over the de­fender’s pro­fes­sion­al­ism while they were at Derby.

Af­ter play­ing to­gether for club and coun­try, Lam­pard brought Cole back from LA Galaxy to use his vast ex­pe­ri­ence at Derby last sea­son.

Cole has been re­leased by Derby and could be in line for a role un­der Lam­pard, who was hugely im­pressed at the 38-yearold’s con­tri­bu­tion on and off the pitch.

“First of all, I needed him as a player at Derby. And then there’s the ex­tra stuff in terms of what he brings as a pro­fes­sional.” said Lam­pard.

“Ash is great for the group. He was al­ways first in at train­ing, friendly with every­one and hum­ble, even though he was the best left-back in the world for a long pe­riod.”

Lam­pard has ap­pointed Jody Mor­ris as as­sis­tant head coach as well as first­team coach Chris Jones and back­room staff Ed­die New­ton and Joe Ed­wards.

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