Carsley wants Chelsea hero Cole as England U21 assistant

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Chelsea great Ashley Cole is set to be named England U21 assistant coach.

The Daily Mail says Cole has landed his first major coaching job as assistant coach of England under 21's.

The former England defender will join the under 21's coaching staff on a part-time basis next season as he continues to make the transition from a media to a coaching career.

Lee Carsley had been offered the job of under 21 manager, and the former Republic of Ireland midfield player has now asked Cole to join his backroom team.

The FA are expected to confirm both appointments imminently as Carsley only has a few weeks to assess players before naming his first squad for a European Championship qualifier against Romania in September.

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