"Last season we could have had a treble and ended up with nothing," said Cole. "The FA Cup is a great trophy and the lads are very motivated to win it after going out of the Champions League.
"Guus gets you motivated very quickly. He made a point of saying our season is not over yet. We just all want to win it for himself, ourselves and the club.
"It will be sad to see him go and a lot of players hope it won't be his last game.
"But I think him leaving is what is going to happen and it would be nice to send him off with the FA Cup.
"I really like Guus - he is a great guy and brings a lot out of the players. But I know him staying is not going to happen.
"All the players would love him to change his mind but it is not down to us and we are going to miss him."