Everton have confirmed the appointment of Ashley Cole who joins Frank Lampard’s backroom staff at the club.
The former England defender joins ‘The Toffees’ from Chelsea’s academy.
Cole became England Under-21s assistant manager under head coach and former Everton midfielder Lee Carsley.
He also coached Derby County and took part in the launch of England Football Learning’s International Player to Coach (IP2C) programme in 2021.
“I was thrilled when Frank asked me to join him 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,” said Cole.
“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.”
Meanwhile, the club’s head coach Lampard added: “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.
“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.”