Report: Lampard now wants to bring one of his former Chelsea teammates to Everton as a coach

Frank Lampard is reportedly considering adding fellow Chelsea legend Ashley Cole to his Everton coaching staff.

This is according to the Evening Standard, who claim Lampard is keen to reconvene with his former Stamford Bridge co-worker.

The newly appointed Toffees manager has already started assembling the team that will hopefully redirect the club in the correct direction.

His search to bolster the back-room workforce unsurprisingly crossed over to South West London.

Frank is finding his men

Chelsea assistant Joe Edwards is expected to leave Thomas Tuchel’s side and reunite with his former boss.

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Edwards was promoted by Lampard from development squad head coach to first-team duties in the summer of 2019.

He could well be offered the assistant manager role at Everton.

However, Tuchel will seemingly be able to keep hold of one man he holds dear.

Anthony Barry apparently turned down the chance to work with Lampard once again.

Barry joined the iconic midfielder at Chelsea ahead of the 2020/21 season and has since proved to be a vital addition to the club.

In place of the set-piece specialist, Lampard has looked to Chris Jones, a former companion at Derby County, and Paul Clement to provide extra experience to his camp.

Lampard looking favourably at Cole

Cole could well be the final piece of the puzzle to this fine array of tacticians and footballing brains.

The legendary left-back currently works with Chelsea’s academy and holds an assistant coaching role with England’s Under-21s.

Few know the new Everton manager better than the 41-year-old.

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Only John Terry and Petr Cech played more times with Lampard than Cole, the pair amassing 351 games together for club and country.

He was also signed by Chelsea’s record goal scorer whilst the latter was in charge of Derby.

All that’s needed now is for Cech and Terry to move to Myreside as well and the gang will be back together!

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.