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New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is coming back with a host of former Blues to help assist him in the Chelsea job. Lampard has brought back former teammate and academy coach Jody Morris and also Chris Jones from Derby County. Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris was in charge of the academy before joining Lampard at Derby. Jones also returns to Stamford Bridge.
Lampard also confirmed former Chelsea midfielder Eddie Newton will be part of his coaching staff while Joe Edwards, who currently works with the academy, will earn a promotion to the first-team.
“Jody is coming with me as assistant head coach,” confirmed Lampard. “We have a really close relationship from our playing days and obviously worked together at Derby last season.
“We’re like-minded in how we think about football and there’s huge loyalty between us, which is really important when you work together day-to-day. He’s a fantastic coach and has strong links with the Academy here, where he was very successful.
“Chris Jones was also at Derby with me and worked for many years at Chelsea with a lot of success with different managers so he’ll be back as a coach. Joe Edwards will move up from working with the Under-23s and he’s another person I have a great relationship with and trust how he works on the training ground.
“Eddie Newton will also be working with us on the first-team staff and again I’ve worked with him before. Of course, we won the Champions League along with Robbie Di Matteo, and he brings experience, quality of coaching and continuity to us as a group.
“It’s a very Chelsea-orientated team but I want to emphasise it’s not an old boys club. We’re trying to put together a talented group of staff but there’s a lot of coaching experience among us.”
According to reports, Lampard is planning to bring back another Chelsea legend with Ashley Cole now being linked with a return.
The 38-year-old veteran left-back joined Derby in January at the request of Lampard and made 12 appearances for the Rams and could likely join Lampard at Stamford Bridge.