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Joe Cole: I left my coaching role at the Chelsea Academy in January but my journey at Chelsea is not done yet

Photo Credit: The Coaches' Voice Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has confirmed that he left his role as a technical academy coach at C...

Photo Credit: The Coaches' Voice

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has confirmed that he left his role as a technical academy coach at Chelsea in January but claimed that his journey at Chelsea is only beginning.

"It was an unbelievable year," he said in an exclusive interview with Goal.

"My journey at Chelsea is not done yet; I am sure I will be back someday in some capacity. I learned so much. It is amazing what a high-level environment it is and it is shown by the achievements.

"Everyone there was brilliant and I just wanted to broaden up my horizons. I will probably come back at some point. I had set up training ground visits all over the world that I was lining up. I was going to be with England U21s in March for that campaign.

"I was going to get over to Germany to work. I had all these things in place which have been knocked back. I want to go around the world and meet the top managers at top clubs to see what everyone is doing to be at the front.

"There's a sense of that [wanting to be a coach like Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard or John Terry], but I don't see it in the near future. I see a different route. I will come out of this and we will all have different perspectives on life.

"It is something that I will do at some point and stepping into that I want to be well informed by going around the world and I love my job at BT Sport. I am picking up and learning all the time. When my time comes I will know, but at the moment I have a lot to do. The show, my charity and I feel like it is a lot on my plate."

Chelsea appointed Joe Cole as a technical academy coach in 2019. He worked across a number of age groups and with various staff during his time as an academy coach at the club.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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