Cole, who has celebrated his 37th birthday last week, has decided to end his career in football.
"After 20 years as a professional player, the time has come for me to put my shoes on the side," he says, "after 20 years as a professional player it was time to put my sneakers on the side.
"Whatever, I hope the next two decades are as unique as the last 20 years as a professional player.
Since 2016 Cole has been defending Tampa Bay and Rhodes his second attempt in England away since 2011 on a loan with Lil.
Cole first appeared with West Ham United, who joined him at the age of eight, and took part in 187 games and scored 18 goals in both seasons (1998-2003 and 2013-2014).