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Chelsea hero Cole admits being rejected for England U21 job

Chelsea hero Joe Cole admits he's been rejected for the England U21 job.

Cole spoke of his interest in the role last month but this week revealed he was given a 'polite no'.

He said, "I sent in my CV. It's the only job I have ever applied for.

“I got a polite no. But I would have loved the opportunity to stand in front of them and be interviewed.

“Managing the Under-21s is the only job I would step away from what I am doing now for. The job is so unique."

He added: "I would have loved the job but it was politely declined.

"No grudges and I hope whoever gets the job is someone of my ilk, an ex-player who has experienced all of that."

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