Ashley Cole joins Everton coaching staff

Lampard was appointed as manager earlier this week, succeeding Rafa Benitez. 

Ashley Cole joins Everton coac...


Ashley Cole joins Everton coaching staff

Frank Lampard has added Ashley Cole to his Everton coaching staff. 

The former Chelsea star follows his former teammate to Goodison Park.

Lampard was appointed as manager earlier this week, succeeding Rafa Benitez.

Cole briefly played under Lampard at Derby, before entering coaching with The Rams.

He was then involved as an academy coach with Chelsea and is also part of Lee Carsley's England under-21 management team.

Cole will combine that role under the former Republic of Ireland international with his new job with Everton.

“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," Lampard said.

“He is now a well-respected coach which has been recognised by his work with England Under-21s.

"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 himself says he was 'thrilled' to be asked to join Lampard 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.

“The chance to link up again with Frank was another huge draw. He is an excellent manager and leader.

"With the rest of the staff here, we have everything in place for what we want to achieve together.”

It brings yet another Chelsea layer to the Lampard's backroom staff.

Assistant manager Joe Edwards was at the London club while another former Chelsea coach, Paul Clement, is also part of the new management team at Goodison Park.

The Toffees are currently preparing for fourth-round tie in the FA Cup against Brentford on Saturday.

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