Harry Redknapp: 'Ashley Cole could do a job for Birmingham City'

Redknapp: 'Cole could do a job for Brum'
© Getty Images
Harry Redknapp says that Ashley Cole "is a great lad" who could still do a job for Birmingham City at Championship level, hinting that a move may be on the cards.

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that he is interested in bringing Los Angeles Galaxy defender Ashley Cole back to English football.

The ex-England international is due to see his contract with the MLS club expire later this year, leaving him available to join the Blues for a minimal fee if an agreement can be struck.

Birmingham were linked with the 36-year-old earlier this week and Redknapp has now hinted that he could make an approach, claiming that Cole still has plenty left in the tank to help with City's Championship promotion push.

"Ashley Cole is still in great nick," he told reporters. "Someone mentioned him and I thought 'That is an interesting player, for sure'. You can't beat a bit of quality.

"And for me he was possibly the best left-back in the world a few years ago at one time when he was at Chelsea. I know Ashley, he's a great lad and he could certainly play at this level - no problem."

Cole has spent the last 18 months at Galaxy after bringing an end to his time in Europe, seeing him take in spells with Arsenal, Chelsea and Roma.

Ashley Cole of AS Roma looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City FC and AS Roma on September 30, 2014
Read Next:
Birmingham keen to sign Ashley Cole?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
Scottish League Cup
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1392224131129
2Cardiff CityCardiff138321810827
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd139041811727
4Leeds UnitedLeeds137242112923
5Aston Villa136431913622
6Norwich CityNorwich136431314-122
7Bristol City135622014621
8Preston North EndPreston135621711621
9Derby CountyDerby125431713419
10Fulham134631714318
11Ipswich TownIpswich126062018218
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest136071721-418
13Middlesbrough134541512317
14Hull City134452420416
15Millwall134451614216
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds134451616016
17Queens Park RangersQPR133641617-115
18Brentford132741718-113
19Barnsley123361518-312
20Reading123361114-312
21Birmingham CityBirmingham13328821-1311
22Burton Albion13247625-1910
23Sunderland131661625-99
24Bolton WanderersBolton13139724-176
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand