Former Chelsea and Liverpool star Joe Cole has signed a surprising loan deal with League One outfit Coventry City, according to BBC Sport.
The ex-England international had been with Aston Villa, though struggling to impose himself on manager Tim Sherwood’s first team plans.
The 33-year old has 56 caps at international level, and won a raft of honours during a seven year stint at Stamford Bridge after impressing as a youngster.
While with the Blues he won three Premier League titles, a trio of FA Cups as well as two League Cups and finished as a runner up in the 2008 Champions League final.
He then joined Liverpool on a free transfer, and continued to be involved in the Three Lions set up under various managers.
However, he has struggled for form and fitness over recent years and will now join Tony Mowbray’s Coventry side on an emergency 35 day loan.
The side currently sit in fifth place in League One, with Cole expected to make his debut against Rochdale on Tuesday evening.