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Chelsea hero Joe Cole admits he wants England U21 job

Chelsea hero Joe Cole admits he wants the England U21 job.

Cole has thrown his name in the hat to replace Aidy Boothroyd as England's new Under-21 boss.

Speaking on JOE Media and Coral's latest All To Play For podcast, he remarked: "I've said before I'm not ready for a role like the England U21s manager.

"But I'm a proud Englishman and playing for my country was the proudest moment of my career, so I would regard any kind of position like that as more of a calling than a job.

"I've got all my badges and I've began on the road and I do feel like that role needs a younger coach who can get the best out of the players.

"I did a year with the Chelsea academy and I learned so much.

"When I started, they had me give a presentation to all the players and coaches on three managers that I had worked with before. For a forty minute talk, I spent two weeks preparing everything.

"I've loved being involved in that side of things, loved the year I did and I feel I learned so much that will help me in the future."

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