Chelsea & Arsenal legend Cole announces his retirement

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 18/08/2019

Former Arsenal and Chelsea Ashley Cole has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.

The defender spent some time with Derby County in the Championship division last season.

Cole won majorly all club's trophies ranging from the Premier League to the Champions League and was part of Arsenal invincible team that went 49 unbeaten in the domestic league.

Cole made 107 appearances for England, representing his country at three World Cups and two European Championships, while he also turned out for Crystal Palace, Roma and LA Galaxy at club level.

Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, Cole said: ‘After a hard consideration, it’s time to hang my boots up and look towards my next chapter, which will hopefully be coaching.” ‘As a young kid, I never expected to play one game or be a professional.

Looking back, to be able to say I played in World Cups, Champions League finals, being lucky enough to lift Premier League titles – it’s a young kid’s dream.

‘I fulfilled my dream and now I look to the future, hopefully as a great coach.’