Ashley Cole is currently working with Chelsea's academy as well as being a coach with England's U21 squad; Discussions have taken place to bring Lampard's former team-mate on board at Goodison Park, with a decision expected to be made in the next few days
Tuesday 1 February 2022 12:29, UK
New Everton manager Frank Lampard wants former Chelsea team-mate Ashley Cole to join him as part of his coaching staff at Goodison Park.
Cole is currently working with Chelsea's academy as well as being a coach with England's U21 squad.
Discussions have taken place to bring Cole on board at Goodison Park, with a decision expected to be made in the next few days.
The pair spent eight years together at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League title, four FA Cups, the Champions League and two League Cups.
Lampard has already brought in Joe Edwards from Chelsea as his assistant manager, former Derby, Reading and Swansea manager Paul Clement as a first-team coach and Chris Jones, who was part of his set-up at Derby.
The new Everton boss has kept on former caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson and goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly.
Dele Alli has joined Everton permanently from Tottenham on Deadline Day in a deal that could cost up to £40m.
Alli has joined the Toffees on a two-and-a-half-year deal as he looks to reignite his stalling career at Goodison Park.
The potential £40m transfer fee will be structured based on performance-related add-ons.
New Everton manager Frank Lampard, who was only officially appointed boss on Monday afternoon, was a key factor in convincing the 25-year-old to join the club.
Everton have signed Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United for the rest of the season.
The Netherlands international's wages will be paid in full by the Toffees, who do not have an option to make his move permanent.
Crystal Palace and Valencia were also in talks to sign Van de Beek during the January transfer window, but he opted for a switch to Goodison Park.
Van de Beek declared himself fit and available for next Tuesday's Premier League visit to Newcastle United, as he is cup-tied for Saturday's match against with Brentford.
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