Frank Lampard wants to add former teammate Ashley Cole to his coaching staff at Chelsea this summer.
Lampard has taken charge of the Blues following Maurizio Sarri’s exit, much to the joy of many supporters.
The Chelsea legend is putting together his coaching team at Stamford Bridge and Cole is in line to join him, according to the Daily Mail.
The 38-year-old played under Lampard at Derby County last season, but announced his retirement after the Rams lost to Aston Villa in the Championship playoff final.
It is believed that Lampard sees Cole as the “perfect man to usher through the next generation of promising Chelsea youngsters”, at a time when the Blues’ two-window transfer ban means young players will get a chance to shine.
Former Chelsea man Jody Morris has already been confirmed at Lampard’s No.2, as was the case at Derby.
Meanwhile, Chris Jones and Eddie Newton will be first-team coaches and Joe Edwards is the new assistant coach.
2019/20 Premier League title odds
Man City - 4/7
Manchester City are the overriding favourites to win a third Premier League title in a row this season.
It’s hard to look beyond them, given their staggering level of quality and consistency.
Liverpool - 9/4
Liverpool gave City a run for their money last season, on their way to 97 points.
They won the Champions League, however, showing precisely why they will be up there again in 2019/20.
Tottenham - 12/1
Tottenham continue to thrive under Mauricio Pochettino and they look strong candidates to finish third.
With a few new signings brought in, and an impressive new stadium, they may even aim higher.
Chelsea - 25/1
The battle for top four could be very tight throughout the season.
Chelsea probably don’t have the quality to finish near City and Liverpool, but Frank Lampard will feel third is possible.
The transfer ban is a big blow, though.
Man United - 25/1
Manchester United struggled again last season, but how will they fare this time around?
Question marks surround the quality of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a manager, and fourth place could be the best they can hope for.
Arsenal - 33/1
Arsenal’s 2018/19 season ended in humiliation, losing 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final.
The Gunners look the most likely team to finish sixth, unless they bring in some top players in the coming weeks.