The former England and Chelsea full-back was a team-mate of Lampard's at international and club level and has most recently been involved with England's Under-21s setup and Chelsea's U16s.
Cole will retain his role with England on a part-time basis.
And there is more talk of Tim Cahill being handed a formal role with the club having helped with the negotiations that brought Lampard to Everton as manager this week.
It is believed that he may be tasked with helping establish up a new technical department at the club related to player development on a part-time basis.
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1 Posted 01/02/2022 at 22:26:07
2 Posted 01/02/2022 at 22:30:55
3 Posted 01/02/2022 at 22:35:04
4 Posted 01/02/2022 at 22:40:28
5 Posted 01/02/2022 at 23:04:48
6 Posted 01/02/2022 at 23:23:50
The squad (on and off the pitch) gets more bloated by the day.
7 Posted 01/02/2022 at 23:27:50
8 Posted 02/02/2022 at 00:42:19
Do you know that for a fact?
9 Posted 02/02/2022 at 01:01:54
Check the Everton website. Van de Beek talks about Heitinga's role.
10 Posted 02/02/2022 at 01:21:04
11 Posted 02/02/2022 at 01:49:37
12 Posted 02/02/2022 at 01:59:25
13 Posted 02/02/2022 at 02:49:39
Baines is officially working with the Under-23s. He was helping Dunc out as caretaker but presumably he's now back at the academy with Unsie and Jose Baxter.
14 Posted 02/02/2022 at 03:01:29
15 Posted 02/02/2022 at 04:48:57
Also, while Cole would (presumably) be here on merit, would be no bad thing to have a non-white person as a key member of the coaching staff: the defence is a key weakness and this would help address that.
Dare I say it, the Lampard regime might actually be fun?
16 Posted 02/02/2022 at 05:26:39
I have the utmost respect for Leighton Baines the footballer, but like Jagielka, does he not sum up a generation of Everton and Evertonians?
Baines. Great footballer, nice guy. Was comfortable in his position at Everton, got homesick when he went to play for England.
Cole. Great footballer, nasty shit and not likeable. Pissed off opposition supporters and deflected to his arch rivals to win stuff. A winner.
That's the difference he could potentially offer.
Lampard and Cole could kickstart the culture change this club of ours is long overdue. I'm up for it.
17 Posted 02/02/2022 at 05:54:24
No doubt he was a very good Left Back, but so was Leighton Baines, does this mean the hoof for Baines? He may let Dunc's tyres down in the Car Park under protest. How come he gets kept on and not me? :-)
18 Posted 02/02/2022 at 07:32:28
19 Posted 02/02/2022 at 07:51:09
20 Posted 02/02/2022 at 07:57:49
21 Posted 02/02/2022 at 08:04:58
The club needs to think about Kenwright and a managed transition away from him and his role within the club. Tim Cahill I can see as being the professional, efficient and effective replacement for Bill Kenwright. I have no doubts he would do an excellent job helping take the club forward in whatever his remit was.
I just wanted to say how happy I am that Duncan Ferguson was retained at Everton. I didn't want him as manager but I think he is a huge asset for the club.
I think he helps more than is documented behind the scenes with advice and encouragement for the young lads in training at Everton. Not getting the manager's job is probably allowing him to get back to what he is best at. Respect, thanks for the ongoing commitment and passion, good luck to Duncan.
22 Posted 02/02/2022 at 08:15:44
23 Posted 02/02/2022 at 08:21:48
Having guys like Cole around not only give current players a boost but it also balances out the Everton Old Boys clique.
Perhaps we need to look more like Chelsea for Usmanov to come fully on board.
24 Posted 02/02/2022 at 09:18:03
Cole is another I loathed as a player. Kept on for England long after his best, but at his best, he was world class. The loathing was for his arrogance. Something seen as confidence when in one of your own.
Now he's here I'd like to see some of that rub off on our nice guys. A bit of edge in our play won't go amiss.
25 Posted 02/02/2022 at 09:25:19
He said that Ashley Cole was off the scale and that he was amazing to watch in terms of what he knew and what he did. He said he has become an even better coach over the months following and said he is an outstanding defensive coach.
Jamie is not really one for bullshitting, he says it how he sees it and pulls no punches. He also sees this move for Dele as being good for him to re-start and to get some consistency back into his game.
26 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:10:25
That's not saying much. At the moment, the tea lady and the ticket office staff could beat our first team.
How ironic, when we are struggling with money, 'Cashley' is joining.
27 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:13:11
Biggest employer on Merseyside.
28 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:26:07
With regards to the likes of Ferguson and Baines, we probably need to keep a few long termers at the club because, realistically, the Lampard & Friends appointment is unlikely to be long term.
At worst, we struggle and he's sacked, at best he gets us up into the Top 6 and he'll be the most sought after coach in Europe. The combination of his reputation as a player, his age, and a bit of success will put him in line for one of the top jobs - possibly even a return to Chelsea.
There's no way he's going to turn down a big London job – he's got a £10m house in Chelsea, four kids down there, and his missus has a big career in London.
I'm assuming we get him and Cole etc for 2 years max.
29 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:35:20
Coach C. Close to the bar.
The coaching staff can join me in that coach and listen to my words of wisdom!
30 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:36:43
So we'll be carrying Cole to Newcastle next Tuesday.
31 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:38:35
We go from saying "There's only the tea lady" to "Fuck me, where are they all going to sit in the canteen"?
I'm very happy and optimistic with everyone recruited. Lampard and staff, Alli, Van de Beek... an absolute improvement no argument.
Martin@24 I agree I would be very happy to see Cole involved, I can't agree he stayed at England too long. I never remember his form dipping he was that good.
Tim Cahill is another boost, someone who squeezed every drop out of his career and will be welcomed by me in any capacity.
32 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:39:16
33 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:40:11
34 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:54:06
Quite nice seeing Fat Frank surrounding himself with his own gang.
35 Posted 02/02/2022 at 10:55:04
36 Posted 02/02/2022 at 11:19:24
Roy Keane; tried and failed at coaching. Just because you were a great player, are aggressive and shout at people doesn't always cut it in the coaching world. He's better suited to punditry and he knows that.
37 Posted 02/02/2022 at 11:22:23
38 Posted 02/02/2022 at 11:25:48
I know nothing about Cole's coaching ability – all I know is he's an absolute fucking cretin I don't want anywhere near our club.
39 Posted 02/02/2022 at 11:39:16
40 Posted 02/02/2022 at 12:08:02
As for Cole, frankly (see what I did there), if he can make our defenders nasty aggressive winners like he was, all for it.
Difference with Keane is there is no evidence he actually demotivates players. Think Dunc shouldn't go near him; except perhaps to deliver a Glasgow Kiss…
41 Posted 02/02/2022 at 12:43:15
42 Posted 02/02/2022 at 13:14:58
What makes you think they need catch the train or even move out of London as three or four of them together could probably fly by light plane or chopper each day and give Bill a lift every other weekend.
Most southern-based jockeys fly to the bigger northern race meetings so it isn't without precedent.
43 Posted 02/02/2022 at 13:31:45
44 Posted 02/02/2022 at 13:47:43
A reporter said: 'Ivan, you've been out of Tennis for years and haven't done any coaching. What can you teach Murray, that he cannot work out for himself?'
Short pause: 'How to be a Bastard'... end of interview!!
45 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:08:17
46 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:08:27
47 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:20:37
Duncan is neither the assistant manager nor first team coach. Joe Edwards asst and Paul Clement is the First team coach.
Hoping that Ashley Cole comes to us. Our defence needs sorting. He is the sort of person who could be the difference between Keane being a leader and him being what he is now, a shrinking violet.
People might not like Cole as a person but he was the best left-back by a country mile in England and is, if you believe what people are saying about him, a top defensive coach. Lampard is not giving jobs to the boys here, he's no mug.
48 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:22:57
49 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:29:42
What do you base this very harsh opinion on? Not a personal friend then... I suggest you do some research on Mr Cole before you make these accusations.
He appears to have worked very hard to get his Uefa coaching badges, culminating in working with Lee Carsley, who heads up the Young England squad, as well as devoting time with the Chelsea Under-16 group. A fine defender at both Arsenal and Chelsea and speaks very well as a TV pundit.
With his all-round knowledge of defensive play at a top level, is it any wonder that Frank has approached him to join up? Like a lot of others, I hope this happens.
Don't be so judgmental, DJ.
50 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:40:17
51 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:42:41
52 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:45:26
Reading that post from Mark @25, then I really hope Ashley Cole, comes to Everton. I've seen many great full-backs over the years, but I'd honestly put this fella in the top three full-backs, that I've ever seen.
An incredible footballer, I remember Chelsea going two goals down, and also down to ten men, against one of the greatest ever Barcelona sides, in the Nou Camp. Cole had to go and play centre-half, Barcelona never scored another goal, and Chelsea ended up getting to the final.
It's a team game I know, but I'm certain Chelsea would have been hit for six that night, only for Ashley Cole, so let him come and teach our defenders, especially because we have been weak in this area for many years now, unless we play with eleven behind the ball.
53 Posted 02/02/2022 at 14:46:28
Alli, Lampard. and Cole all have the grit that seems to be lacking at the moment.
So a massive welcome from me if it's true.
54 Posted 02/02/2022 at 15:06:52
55 Posted 02/02/2022 at 15:14:31
I've not been confident in the past that Baines would even speak with Benitez – nor Dunc for that matter.
Frank needs info not sycophants around him. The team has to have a winning mentality, Lampard and Cole are winners. Bring him on-board
56 Posted 02/02/2022 at 16:54:29
I completely disagree with you on both points regarding Keane.
At Ipswich, he signed Gary Ablett as coach; if you read Gary's book, you might think differently. Gary became ill soon after signing, and sadly was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma – a horrible disease.
Keane brought the whole team down on the bus to see him in hospital. He travelled once a week, a four-hour journey to see him, and Gary said he couldn't do enough for him and his family.
As for Ireland, he was totally professional, it was McCarthy's amateur antics which was a disgrace.
57 Posted 02/02/2022 at 17:16:06
58 Posted 02/02/2022 at 17:50:06
59 Posted 02/02/2022 at 17:56:10
60 Posted 02/02/2022 at 18:02:49
I know it may not go down well, as it's looking an all-Chelsea knees-up, but just consider what winning means to all these guys- everything.
Looks like Everton are joining the 21st Century at long last in football terms. Lampard, Cole and Terry – standout British players in a galaxy of foreign stars... over 10 years at Chelsea. Throw Clement in for good measure too.
Winners only accept a winning and ruthless mentality. Most of the current squad had better take note – and quick! This is going to be captivating stuff, folks!
61 Posted 02/02/2022 at 19:55:32
Ive been saying for years now, our players are too nice for this league. We need narky little shits like Cole who was always in the ear and face of refs and opposing players. Not soft spoken gents like Jags, Seamus and Bainsey who played by the rules and got overrun.
62 Posted 02/02/2022 at 23:07:36
Time to stand up and face the relegation challenge and become a proper football team and give their all in every game, and win this season's FA Cup.
63 Posted 03/02/2022 at 03:51:35
64 Posted 03/02/2022 at 13:06:50
65 Posted 03/02/2022 at 13:27:03
Interestingly, the training staff is listed as:
Joe Edwards and Duncan Ferguson assistant managers. First-Team Coach, Paul Clement.
First Team Coach and Head of Performance Chris Jones. Goalkeeping Coach Alan Kelly.
First official confirmation I've seen of Duncan's job title under Lampard.
On paper, it looks a good mix. Let's see how it looks on the green stuff.
66 Posted 03/02/2022 at 13:44:12
67 Posted 03/02/2022 at 13:44:44
68 Posted 03/02/2022 at 13:47:46
69 Posted 03/02/2022 at 15:03:31
I can see it now, Bill hanging out the chopper door, sorry I'll retype that, standing at the open door, wind blowing his hair, the Z-Cars theme in the background and Bill saying, "I love the smell of paint drying on Goodison walls in the morning."
[With apologies to Robert Duvall.]
70 Posted 03/02/2022 at 15:17:56
71 Posted 03/02/2022 at 15:41:49
72 Posted 03/02/2022 at 16:21:00
73 Posted 03/02/2022 at 17:01:50
74 Posted 03/02/2022 at 17:36:42
Well Lampard's got a first-rate coaching team behind him. If things go wrong on the pitch, I'm blaming the players.
75 Posted 03/02/2022 at 18:11:00
Duncan has had more lives than a Scottie Road moggie.
76 Posted 03/02/2022 at 19:01:36
It certainly seems like a large number.
77 Posted 03/02/2022 at 19:06:43
78 Posted 03/02/2022 at 19:27:54
I wonder if he'll continue to work with the England U21s under Carsley?
Mark #25, thanks for posting that.
79 Posted 03/02/2022 at 19:47:31
What Frank and Cole will bring is an intensity of how Premier League winners train, which will be a big step up for some of our players.
But they haven't got a magic wand and, as Frank said in his press conference, this is a group of players very low on confidence, which is to be expected having won 1 in 14 games.
I know some have joked about the number of coaches now involved with the first team, well in the Derby game I counted 15 non playing staff for Liverpool.
Just talking to fellow Blues around the City, it feels like a cloud has been lifted and there is genuine excitement about going to Goodison again. I just hope we temper this excitement with the reality that over the last 3 months we have been the worst performing team in the Premier League, and even with a good manager and good coaches it will take more than 4 training sessions to turn things around.
Also, I am sure Frank will want us to play front football and that will take the players time to get used too, and to have the confidence to believe in what they are being asked to do.
80 Posted 03/02/2022 at 23:57:46
81 Posted 04/02/2022 at 01:18:07
It is so refreshing that we have Everton supporters who are so eloquent in expressing their perspective on Everton management, players and future prospects.
Do you wake up each morning with an innate ability to express your true feelings with such a mastery of the written word?
83 Posted 04/02/2022 at 14:47:42
None of the above could sort us out, none of them. Set pieces, corners, general playing out from the back, has been consistently shite. Give Cole a chance and, if he proves to be brilliant, fall in love with him a bit.
84 Posted 04/02/2022 at 16:45:33
I've likened our defensive coaching to the conversation between Stallone and Caine in Escape To Victory "Where do I stand when a corner is taken, boss?"
But at last, I see signs that we have coaching staff who should be able to answer that question, and I couldn't care less if they were despicable creatures during their playing days. It's what they do for Everton now that concerns me.
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