Former Arsenal and Chelsea player Ashley Cole has expressed his desire to work with London Blues Chelsea than their cross-city rivals Arsenal after his retirement from professional football.

The 35-year old is currently playing in MLS and has featured for Arsenal during the Invincibles season and has ditched Gunners for a move to Chelsea in 2006.

Cole went to on to win Europa League, Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 and have also won all the titles in England with the Blues in his eight-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

As he is at the fag end of his playing career, the former England international has expressed his desire to stay in the footballing world after his retirement as he prefers a job at Chelsea than his former employers Arsenal.

He said: “I hope I can go back to Chelsea and do something there, not so much coaching but scouting or something.

“I enjoy scouting, watching the young lads come through. I have done a little for my agent, but I’d like to do something a bit more serious. I’d love to go back to work at Chelsea somewhere, somehow.

“When you win the Champions League as I did with Chelsea, it is the ultimate. Just the feeling to know I have played in a team and won a trophy that a lot of teams would want to win. You play against all the big teams.

“(Playing in and beating Bayern) Munich will always stick in my brain. Even when I watch it now or I see clips of the penalties, I still get goosebumps.”