Premier League legend Ashley Cole has revealed that he would like to return to Chelsea one day as part of their backroom staff.
Cole who is currently playing in the MLS with LA Galaxy spoke exclusively to FourFourTwo about his plans for when he retires from playing, claiming:
“I’m enjoying it here at the moment, but I would like to go back to England and work for Chelsea in some capacity if I could, so that would be my first choice.”
Cole made 338 appearances for the Blues in all competitions between 2006 and 2014. In his time at Stamford Bridge, he won the Premier League in 2010, four FA Cups, the League Cup and the Europa League.
He was also a part of the Chelsea side that famously beat Bayern Munich on penalties to win the Champions League in 2012.
Cole was not offered a new contract by Chelsea at the end of the 2013-14 season and left the club to join Roma.
It proved to be an unsuccessful move for the left back as he only made 11 starts for Roma before seeing his contract terminated in January 2016.
This opened the door for a move to LA Galaxy who have had players such as David Beckham and Steven Gerrard on their books in the past.
The 36-year old has been impressed with the MLS: “The league is definitely growing, MLS is demanding. You have to travel a lot, which is the main problem for older guys – you’re on the plane for five to seven hours and it’s not easy.
“But the younger guys are learning from the marquee players: in five or six years it will be a very big league.”
Cole’s LA Galaxy have had a disappointing start to the 2017 season as they sit 8th in the Western Conference and 13th overall.