CHELSEA APPOINT NEW U18 MANAGER

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Chelsea have now appointed Andy Myers as the new manager of the Blues U18 side.

Myers will succeed Jody Morris in the role of Under-18s manager, with Morris having joined Frank Lampard as Derby County manager.

Myers has spent 10 years working as an Academy coach, leading the Under-15 age group before moving up to assist with the Under-21s and Under-19s. He was part of the backroom team that helped secure consecutive triumphs in the UEFA Youth League and a league title for the Under-21s in 2013/14.

Neil Bath, head of youth development, has spoken about the choice of Myers as the new U18 manager.

“Andy has been coaching in a number of roles at the Academy for the past decade so he knows our programme extremely well and, as an ex-player, has a strong connection to the club,” says Neil Bath, head of youth development.

“It’s a well-deserved move into a lead coaching role and I know Andy is looking forward to continuing his work with the development of our young players.”

Myers is a former Chelsea defender, who made over 100 first team appearances for the club, and he spent a season in a coaching role at Vitesse Arnhem in 2016/17 before returning to Cobham to assist Joe Edwards with the development squad last term.

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