Controversial Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has named current Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti as the greatest coach that he played under. It was under the Italian that the former England international feels that he played the best football of his career. The 60-year-old Ancelotti managed the Blues between 2009-2011. He managed to lead the club to one Premier League title and one FA Cup before being sacked with a win percentage of 61.57%.
During the heyday of his career with Chelsea, Ashley Cole was regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. He is also arguably one of the most talented English players of the past generation. However, off the field, Cole does not really enjoy a good reputation, with many people disliking him. The following are just some of the reasons why this is the case.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has been released by Derby County, who are currently managed by former teammate Frank Lampard.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole believes that Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are ready to graduate to the Blues’ first team. The young duo were sent on loan to Derby ahead of this season. The 20-year-old Mount has been impressive in the Championship and played 36 times for Frank Lampard’s side during the season, scoring eight goals and notching four assists.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has admitted that he has been taken surprise by Mohamed Salah’s successes with Liverpool.
Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted that he draws inspiration from Chelsea legend Ashley Cole. The 20-year-old Alexander-Arnold is widely regarded as being one of the best right-backs in the Premier League. He has been a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, making 22 Premier League appearances so far this term, scoring one goal and recording six assists.
Chelsea came a whisker away from winning the 2008 Champions League final against arch-rivals Manchester United. First-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard meant that the game ended in a 1-1 draw and resulted in extra time. Both sides were unable to score during extra-time and the game subsequently went on penalties.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has said that he hopes to use his move to Derby County as a way to pave a way for himself in the world of football coaching. The 38-year-old joined the Championship club last month after having recently left Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy. He has joined on a deal until the end of the season.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has revealed that he is still hurt by the backlash which he received when he joined the Blues from London rivals Arsenal in 2006.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has revealed who his favourite manager was during his time with the Blues between 2006-2014. It is not Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole is delighted to have joined Championship side Derby County.