FRANK LAMPARD has unveiled his backroom team – with Ashley Cole heavily linked to join up.
And there will be a real Chelsea flavour at Goodison Park as Lampard turns to some old friends.
Joe Edwards has left his coaching role at Stamford Bridge and will be Lampard’s assistant manager.
Lampard, 43, has added the experienced Paul Clement and Chris Jones to his team too.
Lampard was a player at Chelsea during Clement’s time as assistant to Carlo Ancelotti.
Jones, who is the new coach and head of performance, was the fitness coach during Lampard’s season-and-a-half in charge with the Blues.
Lampard has kept on Duncan Ferguson and Alan Kelly – which will go down well with Toffees fans with the pair popular figures at the club.
Ferguson will continue as coach, with Kelly the goalkeeping coach.
FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS
But there could be one more addition to come – and it is another old mate.
Sky Sports is reporting that Lampard wants Ashley Cole to join him on Merseyside.
And like Edwards, it would mean Cole would have to leave Chelsea, where he currently works with the academy.
It is reported that Cole will ‘make a decision in the next few days’. He is also England U21 assistant to Lee Carsley.
One Everton fan has even mocked up the new coaching team photo sent out by Everton with Cole added in on the left.
Lampard took training today, and he has already put his stamp on the squad by signing Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek.
Alli has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal that could end up costing Everton £40million – although there is NO up-front payment.
Van de Beek has agreed a loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, but there is no option to buy.
⚽ Read our Transfer News Live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals