Photography by Tim Jobling

Joe Cole

Player, West Ham, 1998-2003

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

Former West Ham and Chelsea player Joe Cole, still playing in the United States at the age of 36, remembers what it was like to grow up in the spotlight. Speaking exclusively with The Coaches’ Voice, he advises young footballers on how they can handle their own journeys.

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