Ashley Cole is to join Everton's backroom staff as first-team coach, the Premier League club have announced.

The appointment sees Cole link up with newly-installed Toffees boss Frank Lampard, his former Chelsea and England team-mate.

Cole's new role will not impact his duties with England Under-21s, for whom he remains Lee Carsley's assistant.

Lampard told the club's website, "I'm delighted to add Ashley into my backroom team. Everyone knows about his superb playing career and what he has achieved in the game.

"He is now a well-respected coach which has been recognised by his work with England Under-21s.

"He'll bring a wealth of enthusiasm, game-play experience and is a very good young coach who adds strength to our coaching staff."

Cole also played under Lampard at Derby before retiring in 2019.

He later took on the role of Academy coach at Chelsea, whilst Lampard was first-team manager at Stamford Bridge.

Cole said: "I was thrilled when Frank asked me to join him at Everton. This is a brilliant opportunity with a fantastic club and I am coming here to work hard and try to help bring success to Everton.

"The chance to link up again with Frank was another huge draw.

"He is an excellent manager and leader. With the rest of the staff here, we have everything in place for what we want to achieve together."

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