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PRESS WATCH: “I’d like to say thank you to the club and it’s fans for helping me regain my love of football.” - Joe Cole

15 May 2016

Joe Cole spoke to the Coventry Observer about his fondness for the Sky Blues before departing for the US...

Former Coventry City star, Joe Cole has recently completed a move to Tampa Bay Rowdies in Florida, where he is set to face Rayo OKC in today’s North American Soccer League fixture.

Cole ended his seven month spell with the Sky Blues prior to the final fixture of the League One season, having scored twice in his 22 City appearances. 

The Former Chelsea and Liverpool man has spoke of his admiration for Tony Mowbray and the coaching staff, with Mowbray boasting the best win ratio for any City boss staying for at least one season since the infamous Jimmy Hill era. 

The 34-year old has left the door open with the Sky Blues, having not ruled out a return to the West Midlands in the future.

Cole said: “The club has taken me in with open arms, the fans, the manager and the players so who’s to say the story ends here. The way they’ve taken to me the club will always be in my heart now and who knows what’s round the corner.

“The manager made the right call and I’d love to work with him again in the future. When I come back for those three-four months Coventry will be right at the top of my list.

“The away support was unbelievable. I enjoyed every game I played for Coventry but some the away games when the fans got behind you, you could feel that it is a big club – a one club city.

“I’d like to say thank you to the club and it’s fans for helping me regain my love of football. I’m sure we’ll come across each other again because I’d like to be part of bringing success back to this club.”

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