Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has officially confirmed his retirement from professional football. It happened live on Sky Sports TV.

He was in the studio as a pundit for the build-up to Chelsea’s Premier League home clash with Leicester City when he delivered the news.

Ashley Cole has confirmed that he is retired from football while at Sky Sports TV studio:

Last season, Cole played at Derby County under the helm of current Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

He left the Rams as a free agent, hinting at possible retirement.

Now he has apparently moved on, working this season as a pundit and in various ambassador roles at Chelsea.

In his time with Chelsea and Arsenal, he has won three Premier League titles, eight FA Cups and the Champions League.