14 Facts About Ashley Cole


On 18 July 2005, Ashley Cole signed a one-year extension to his contract with Arsenal, but just a year later departed from the club in acrimonious circumstances.


On 15 July 2006, Ashley Cole launched a verbal attack on Arsenal; in his autobiography, he claimed that the Arsenal board had treated him as a "scapegoat" and that they had "fed him to the sharks" over the tapping-up affair while Arsenal, from their part, insisted that they were legally obliged to punish Ashley Cole for his illegal contact with Chelsea.


On 19 March 2008, Ashley Cole was involved in a controversial incident in a Premier League game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane where he performed a high tackle on Tottenham's Alan Hutton.


On 22 January 2013, Ashley Cole signed a one-year extension to his contract with Chelsea.


On 7 July 2014, Ashley Cole signed a two-year deal with Roma.


On 19 January 2016, Ashley Cole terminated his contract with Roma with one year of his contract remaining.


On 21 January 2019, Ashley Cole joined Championship side Derby County, reuniting with manager Frank Lampard who was his teammate at Chelsea and with England.


On 27 July 2021, Ashley Cole was named as assistant coach of the England U21s alongside head coach Lee Carsley.


On 3 February 2022, Ashley Cole joined Everton as a First-Team Coach, again joining up with Frank Lampard who had recently been appointed as manager.


On 23 January 2023, Ashley Cole left Everton as a result of Frank Lampard Leaving the club.


Under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, Ashley Cole's attacking threat was restrained, meaning it allowed the player to focus more on defending and marking.


The arrival of Luiz Felipe Scolari however ensured Ashley Cole made forward runs in the opposition's half; Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill believed the liberation of Ashley Cole was a sign that he was "back playing to his very best".


In January 2008, the couple almost separated after allegations were made that Ashley Cole had affairs with three other women.


On 4 January 2010, Ashley Cole was convicted of a speeding offence committed on 17 November 2009.