Joe Cole retired from professional football in 2018 after 20 years in the game, but the former England star has now been testing himself in the boxing ring Former Chelsea legend Joe Cole has made his boxing debut at the age of 39 in what he described as “one of the biggest buzzes” since retiring from football.
JOE COLE is recommending boxing to boost your mental health after the Chelsea legend "absolutely loved" his fight debut. The former England midfielder, 39, says getting in the ring was his "perfect outlet" following coronavirus lockdowns - as it gave him "one of the biggest buzzes since retiring" as a footballer in 2018.
Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho scored twice in the memorable Champions League clash against Chelsea - including his iconic toe-poked goal - but was furious after the game Ronaldinho was so furious after Barcelona’s Champions League exit to Chelsea in 2005 that he “smashed up a fridge” during a post-match fracas.
Fuming Ronaldinho ‘smashed up fridge’ during ‘melee’ with Chelsea stars at Stamford Bridge after scoring toe-poke goal
FUMING Ronaldinho 'smashed up a fridge' during a furious melee with Chelsea players following Barcelona's Champions League clash with the Blues in 2005. Trailing 2-1 from a heated first leg at the Nou Camp, the West Londoners - led by Jose Mourinho - won 4-2 thanks to a late John Terry header to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 in a Champions League epic in 2005, and the alleged post-match antics of Ronaldinho live long in the memory of former Blues midfielder Joe Cole Joe Cole claims Ronaldinho smashed up a fridge in the tunnel after Chelsea's 4-2 win over Barcelona in 2005.
Chelsea hero Joe Cole has explained turning down Manchester United as a junior. He's revealed he was close to joining United when he was a youngster. "Him [Ferguson] and Harry [Redknapp] used to be ringing my mum and dad. He rang my mum's house and it was like, 'It's Alex Ferguson.'
Joe Cole has revealed he almost joined Sir Alex Ferguson's Man United. Joe Cole has explained why he turned down Sir Alex Ferguson's offer to join Manchester United. Chelsea and West Ham legend Cole was one of the world's most exciting young talents when emerging through the Irons' youth ranks and he would go on to enjoy a glittering career, winning three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two League Cups.
Joe Cole played an integral role in Chelsea's doubling-winning 2009/10 season and claims Carlo Ancelotti was "loved" universally by the Stamford Bridge dressing room Joe Cole has opened up on his first ever meeting with Carlo Ancelotti - which resulted in them drinking brandy together into the early hours.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder claimed Mourinho actively encouraged Blues players to hate other clubs in order to make them tougher to play against in the mid-noughties Joe Cole has revealed that former boss Jose Mourinho turned a ‘nice’ Chelsea side into a ‘horrible’ one during his first stint with the club.
BEN SHEPHARD was on the receiving end of a cheeky swipe from GMB co-star Kate Garraway on Friday morning as he recovers from knee surgery away from the ITV show. Earlier this month, Good Morning Britain and Tipping Point favourite Ben Shephard revealed he’d had to undergo surgery on his knee following a horrific footballing injury.
Chelsea hero Joe Cole has recalled how Jose Mourinho transformed the culture of the club during his first spell in charge. Mourinho took over at Stamford Bridge in 2004 and guided the Blues to immediate back-to-back Premier League titles in what was his first job in England. Cole told Jamie Carragher's The Greatest Game podcast: "We hated (Liverpool) and we hated Man United but that's what Jose made us.
JOE COLE has heaped praise on former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for turning the Blues horrible. And the ex-winger also recalled a severe dressing down the Portuguese gave his team at Barcelona. Mourinho took charge at Stamford Bridge in 2004 and immediately dubbed himself the Special One. And he backed that up pretty swiftly with back-to-back Premier League titles in his first two seasons.
'F****** hell, they think they’ve signed Messi' - Liverpool signing wanted Luis Suarez partnership but heard exit rumours after just six weeks
The former Liverpool playmaker wishes he could have played alongside two star Reds frontmen Joe Cole has revealed he would have ‘loved’ to have played with Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling in a front three at Liverpool. The talented playmaker joined the Reds from Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer of 2010 but his Anfield career was affected by fitness problems and uncertainty behind the scenes.
Joe Cole reveals failed Jose Mourinho tactic and what really happened when Chelsea lost to Liverpool
Former Liverpool and Chelsea playmaker Joe Cole has been reliving the famous Champions League ties between the two clubs Joe Cole has claimed Liverpool reached ‘superhuman levels’ when the Reds defeated Chelsea in the 2005 Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield and also revealed Jose Mourinho’s failed tactic for the game which he described as 'horrible'.
The former England international nearly joined Rafa Benitez at Valencia before eventually signing for Liverpool Joe Cole has admitted he ‘hated’ Liverpool during his Chelsea days and revealed he almost joined Rafa Benitez’s title-winning Valencia before joining the Blues. The former Reds playmaker signed for the west London club from West Ham in 2003 at the start of the Roman Abramovich revolution at Stamford Bridge and went onto win three Premier League titles and two FA Cups with Chelsea.
'Jose Mourinho turned a nice club horrible... but Carlo Ancelotti fed me shots of grappa!': Joe Cole opens up on playing with Chelsea's many managers - and tells Jamie Carragher Liverpool games were 'c**p'
Joe Cole has opened up on playing under Chelsea's many managers in his career The ex-midfielder says Jose Mourinho turned the Blues into a 'horrible club' Cole opened up on Mourinho brutally calling out his players for poor displays The Chelsea legend also spoke on doing grappa shots with Carlo Ancelotti
Thursday, July 15th, 2021 - 1 hour 5 minutes
On the last episode of Series 3, Jamie is joined by Premier League winner and former teammate, Joe Cole.
Joe talks about England’s EURO 2020 final defeat against Italy, Sir Alex Ferguson wanting to sign him as a teenager, captaining West Ham at the age of 21, José Mourinho’s impact at Chelsea, having drinks with Carlo Ancelotti, and playing with Eden Hazard at Lille.
EXCLUSIVE Shaun Wright-Phillips sat down with DailyStarSport ahead of England's Euro 2020 final with Italy at Wembley on Sunday. He spoke of his experience at the 2010 World Cup Ex-England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has hailed Gareth Southgate for picking players on performance rather than the clubs they play for.