Cole joined Persib just two weeks after his former Chelsea teammate and ex-AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien signed for the club — the highest-profile player to make the move to Indonesia for years.
Cole signed a one-year contract for an undisclosed sum with Persib, owned by Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir who is also president of Italian giants Inter Milan.
Persib finished fifth in last year’s Indonesian Soccer Championship.
«We will take the team to the next level. And I’ll try to give my best,» the Englishman said at a press conference.