Coventry player, Joe Cole, is billed to follow the steps of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher in helping English youngsters, the Under-18 squad.

The former Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham and Aston Villa attacking midfielder has had a decent career in the English Premier League and the international scene playing for England under-16, under-18, under-21 before eventually breaking into the national team. He follows the footsteps of ‘captain fantastic’ Steven Gerrard and Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher. Ex-Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has also done this in the past.

Cole is expected to share experiences, offer advice and help the youth team set up. He is billed for a speech with the youth team ahead of their crucial encounter against Republic of Ireland.

The talks are organised for the youth team regularly to help them understand the pressure they are to face when playing for The Three Lions. Joe Cole has ways mentioned his desire to enter managerial potion upon retirement form active football.

The midfielder has an impressive 378 caps in the English Premier League and has netted 47 goals for various teams in his over a decade League action. The attacking midfielder who is 34 years old has played in 20 matches for League one side, Coventry city, since joining this season. He has scored two goals with more assists for the club.

The player started the season with Aston Villa before being sent on loan to Coventry city in the January transfer window. Throughout his brief time at Aston Villa, he never started any game but was in the squad three times sitting on the bench. During his stay at Villa, they played nine games wining just one and losing seven games. Aston Villa has been relegated this season due to an abysmal performance.