Cole set to leave Chelsea and Tweets his international retirement

The Chelsea defender was discussing some major footballing decisions on Twitter, as he approaches what looks like a new stage in his career.

For a large portion of his career Ashley Cole was thought of as the world's top left-back.

Winning trophies at both Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as embarking on an outstanding England career that saw the Londoner feature at 3 World Cups and 2 European Championships, being voted into the team of the tournament in 2004, Cole has been held up as one of England's Golden generation for some time.

But now, after reports began to emerge that he would not be making his fourth consecutive World Cup squad, Cole has confirmed his international retirement on Twitter.


Telling his followers that he has spoken to England boss Roy Hodgson and was in agreement that the England team should be "about the young players," Cole went on to say that disclose his retirement before wishing the team success and saying he will be rooting for them in the future.



Cole was clearly in a mood to divulge, earlier touching on his future at Stamford Bridge, though that situation is a little less clear. The Blues man, who has been at the club for eight years and won nine trophies in his time there merely stated that "it's been a pleasure" what ever the future may hold for him. There is no confirmation as of yet whether Cole will still be at Chelsea next year, but the tone of the tweet suggests he may be moving on to pastures new.


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