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Cole reveals Man Utd coaching plans

Manchester United legend Andy Cole has revealed he's set to join the coaching staff at his old club.

Cole has been acting as strikers coach with Huddersfield, but will have to give that up to pursue a serious career.

In his column for the Independent, Cole wrote: "Sir Alex Ferguson's influence on his players doesn't stop when they leave Manchester United. I had a timely reminder of that last week, in the form of a verbal boot up the backside, but the incident ended up working very much in my favour.

"The Boss knows that not all my intentions turn quickly into actions, and when I bumped into him at the Lowry Hotel, near Old Trafford, he pulled me up and asked: 'Just when are you going to get on with your badges?' I've taken the first step, working towards my Uefa B licence (there are two levels above the Uefa B licence which I'm working on: the Uefa A and the Uefa Pro licence, which you need to manage in the Premier League, or Europe's top leagues) but he's right, I need to get serious about it. He ended with 'I'll be expecting you to come and see us in the very near future' - and when Sir Alex says he expects you to do something, he means it.

"There is no better place to watch and learn than the Carrington training ground, and the cast of familiar faces is all part of how United maintains the aura of a family club, which is no mean feat in the modern game. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the current reserve team coach; Brian McClair is the academy director. I'm hopeful that they'll be comfortable enough to let me join them and maybe even put on some sessions."

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