Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has announced his playing retirement from football.
Cole, 38, was out of contract at Derby County at the end of the 2018-19 season and says he is now focused on coaching.
He made his professional debut for Arsenal in 1999 and went on to represent Crystal Palace on loan, Chelsea, Roma, LA Galaxy and Derby.
“After hard thinking it was time to hang up my boots and look forward to my next chapter,” Cole told Sky Sports.
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Article courtesy of BBC Sport