I’m a former Chelsea and England star – I tried to sell Jose Mourinho my Ferrari in exchange for a new contract

CHELSEA legend Joe Cole has revealed he has tried to sell Jose Mourinho his Ferrari in exchange for a new contract.

But the Portugal boss turned down the winger’s cheeky offer.

Joe Cole won two Premier League titles at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho


Joe Cole won two Premier League titles at Chelsea under Jose MourinhoPhoto credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

Cole, 41, spent seven years at Stamford Bridge between 2003 and 2010.

And he enjoyed three seasons under Mourinho, during which he won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup.

And while on The Special One, Cole was trying to strike a new deal when Mourinho showed interest in his new Ferrari.

In a column for The Telegraph, Cole said: “Only once in my career have I bought a lightning car.

“It was a Ferrari Scaglietti, around 2006. I told myself I should have one, but it didn’t feel right.

“The dealer said I was lucky to get it. My usual skeptical view of the world meant I didn’t believe him, but the model turned out to be quite rare.

“When he saw it in the Cobham car park, Jose Mourinho offered to buy it from me.

“I said I’m happy to do that on the condition that he tells the club to give me a new contract.


“Unfortunately, we never made that deal.”

Mourinho left Chelsea at the end of the 2006/07 season but Cole stayed on at Bridge for three more years.

He won the double under Carlo Ancelotti before moving to Liverpool in 2010.

A loan spell at Lille followed, a return to youth club West Ham and stints at Aston Villa, Coventry City and American club Tampa Bay Rowdies.

He hung up his boots in 2018 and is now a pundit on BT Sport.


ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: clarefora@dailynationtoday.com.

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