Photography by Tim Jobling

Joe Cole

Technical academy coach, Chelsea, 2019–

“I remember going into school on Monday morning and your world changes. All of a sudden, you’re a marked man”

Former West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole remembers what it was like to grow up in the spotlight, when he was widely considered the future of English football. Speaking exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice, he advises young footballers on how they can handle their respective journeys.

Joe Cole

Joe Cole

The next step

Former West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool and England midfielder Joe Cole on his pathway from child prodigy to future coach
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