Joe Cole makes offer to Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho
'Give me Sancho as a manager every day of the week.'
Joe Cole has offered his help and advice to Jadon Sancho, believing he is a player who needs nurturing, but cannot see a future for the winger at Manchester United.
Sancho remains in exile at Old Trafford after his public spat with manager Erik ten Hag and has not played since August.
The Red Devils are reportedly willing to accept offers for the 23-year-old in January, bids that would be significantly less than the £73m they paid Borussia Dortmund for him in 2021.
While he is still at Manchester United there remains a chance he could come back into the fold under Ten Hag, but Cole does not expect it to happen.
The former Chelsea, West Ham and England winger feels it is a huge waste, though, rating Sancho very highly and offering him help if he is interested in it.
‘Jadon Sancho needs nurturing. Jadon is a fantastic footballer particularly with the talent and quality he’s got, but he needs a little bit of nurturing and he might need a bit more maturity,’ Cole told the Daily Mail, via TNT Sports.
‘He’s clearly a young player with a heck of a lot of talent. In this current guise I can’t see how it can be [resolved]… Well, I can, but that would require movement from both parties.
‘It’s not going to work for him at Manchester United and I don’t know what his next move is, but there’s still a player in him.
‘I would love to speak to him and his people and try to help. If I was a young coach I would take Jadon Sancho and fancy I could get the best out of him.
‘Give me Sancho as a manager every day of the week, rather than a ham-and-egg player – that’s an old phrase – but a player of that quality needs a little bit of nurturing and help.’
According to The Sun, the chances of a possible reconciliation with Ten Hag look more slim than ever as Sancho has now been removed from a WhatsApp group which provides key information to the first-team squad.
It’s understood that several United players have urged Sancho to apologise to Ten Hag, which could pave his way back into the first-team squad.
However, Sancho is yet to make an apology to the United manager and does not appear to be reconsidering his position.
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