Joe Cole

Where is Joe Cole now?

A technically gifted and versatile midfielder, Joe Cole retired from playing in November 2018 after spending two seasons in the United States with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Coming through the ranks of the West Ham United academy, he made his debut in 1998 at the age of 17 and went onto make nearly 700 first team appearances for seven clubs including a spell in France with Lille.

His time at Chelsea was the most fruitful in terms of silverware and he won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup twice and also the League Cup during his time there.

Cole was also a regular player for the England senior side from 2001 until 2010 winning 56 caps, scoring 10 goals and was a member of the squad which went to the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup finals as well as the 2004 European Championships.

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Whilst still an active player for Tampa Bay, Cole had his first taste of coaching when he was promoted to a player/ assistant manager role which he carried out whilst studying for his UEFA coaching badges.

Upon his retirement and return to England he spent time at former side Chelsea where he continued his coaching badge qualifications within their academy before an official appointment in his current role as a technical coach at the club.

Cole has also started a new career as a football pundit and is currently working on BT Sport on their Premier League and European football coverage.

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Joe Cole: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored46
Yellow Cards54
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham United.

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