The Englishman defender said goodbye to Stamford Bridge through twitter.
Ashley Cole confirmed the news of his departure from Chelsea The left back published the news on Twitter by saying bid adieu to the Chelsea fans.
Cole, who announced his retirement from International football after being dropped out from the England World cup squad, was also out of contract at Chelsea. He broke his silence about his Future at Chelsea by tweeting ‘ I am weighing up my options for playing next season with my agent and sadly it does not look like Chelsea will be one of them.’ He also erased ‘England and Chelsea left-back’ from his twitter biography.
He posted a series of tweets about his departure, his journey at Chelsea, support and love showered upon him by Chelsea fans.
He tweeted ‘Thank u Chelsea FC for making my 8 years there a pleasure to work all the staff and players, we’ve been through a lot, good and bad.’
‘And this tweet is to the FANS that have stood buy me through thick and thin, I will always have u in my hearts, #cfcfans.’
‘And now I’ll be looking for another journey in my life hope it can be like my others full of fun and of course WIN something.’
Cole faced a rather pale 2013-14 season. Where he started in only 15 Premier League games, being sidelined for most of the season, under the flagship of returning coach Jose Mourinho.
John Hartson of the BBC radio applauded his decision by saying “I thought the way Ashley dealt with being left out of the set-up for the World Cup was admirable, very professional. He’s got a lot to offer. They’ll be several clubs thinking that he can still do a job for them and I think he can. He’s still a top player so I would imagine that there will be several clubs looking at his situation.”
Sky Sports expert Jamie Redknapp Believes that Ashley Cole will stay back in England. He said “He’s an absolutely fantastic player and a serial winner. Where will he go? He’s obviously going to have so many opportunities abroad, and even in England as well.
He stated that Cole might shift to Anfield next season as Brendan Rodgers is also looking for a left back “Off the top of my head, Liverpool probably need a left-back. Jose Enrique was injured for large parts of the season and they’ve played Jon Flanagan at left-back and Glen Johnson at left-back at times.”
Although Cole is not someone whom clubs will see as a long investment option, Redknapp disagreed on that point by saying
“He is still incredibly fit, knows the game and I think he still could have a big career ahead of him.He’s 33-years-of-age and hasn’t had many injuries. I think Ashley Cole’s still got a lot to offer, be it here or abroad at a Champions League club.”