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Ashley Cole joins Frank Lampard’s Everton defenders as first-team coach as former Arsenal star quits Chelsea role

EVERTON has confirmed the appointment of Ashley Cole as first team coach.

New coach Frank Lampard has attacked his old club Chelsea for his former team-mate.

Frank Lampard is ready to add former teammate Ashley Cole to his coaching staff

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Frank Lampard is ready to add former teammate Ashley Cole to his coaching staff

Cole, 41, is with the Chelsea academy, and is also Lee Carsley’s assistant with the England Under-21 team.

It is unknown if he will reprise his role with the national team.

It comes later Lampard swapped places for assistant manager Joe Edwards from Stamford Bridge.

The Toffees shared the news of Cole’s date on Twitter.

Lampard told the club’s website: “I am delighted to have added Ashley to my defenders team.

“Everybody knows about his amazing playing career and what he has achieved in the game.

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“He is now a respected coach and has been recognized for his work with England Under-21s.

“He will bring a lot of enthusiasm, game experience and is a very good young coach who energizes our coaching staff.”

Cole added: “I was delighted when Frank asked me to join him at Everton.

“This is a great opportunity with a great club and I’m here to work hard and try to help bring success to Everton.

“The opportunity to reconnect with Frank is another big 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.”

Edwards has left his role as manager at Stamford Bridge and will work as Lampard’s assistant.

Lampard43 years old, has added experienced Paul Clement and Chris Jones to his team.

Lamps was a player at Chelsea during Clement’s time as No2 for Carlo Ancelotti.

Jones, who was the new coach and head of performance, was the fitness guru during Lampard’s season-and-a-half season with the Blues.

Lampard has continued to pursue Duncan Ferguson and Alan Kelly – which will leave Toffees fans unsatisfied with the pairing of celebrities at the club.

Ferguson will continue as coach, with Kelly as goalkeeping coach.

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