Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris has a long history with Frank Lampard and was teammates with the Chelsea legend in the early 2000s.
Although Morris didn’t have a much illustrious career at Chelsea compared to Lampard, he forged a good relationship with the Chelsea legend.
Morris went on to become assistant manager of the Blues’ U18s for two years, before two years as the U18s boss.
He cut short his job with the Chelsea academy where he was highly successful to become Lampard’s number 2 man at Derby County, and he has now returned to Stamford Bridge to assist Lampard.
Morris has told the official Chelsea website how his relationship with Lampard kicked off.
“When Lamps, or the gaffer as I should say, signed for Chelsea originally we became really good mates,” he said. “I roomed with him on his first pre-season trip and we’ve remained close ever since.
“We always spoke about working together if he went into management and we really enjoyed last season at Derby. Now we are here at Chelsea and it feels amazing.
“I’ve seen first-hand how Frank can galvanise a place, he brought the fans and the club together at Derby, and the way the place was united throughout the club was largely down to how Frank went about his way as a manager.
“It was a joy to watch and I’m looking forward to working with the players we have here at Chelsea, some really talented guys and a lot of exciting young players too. It feels amazing to be back here now.”