Ex Millwall midfielder lands Derby County coaching role

By Jake Sanders

Jody Morris has joined Derby County as their new assistant manager.

Morris links up with former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard and ends a four year spell of managing the Blues' Under-18 side.

The 39-year-old retired from his playing career in 2013 and joined Chelsea's Academy set-up less than six months after leaving Bristol City.

Morris was best known for his time at West London side, but made 65 appearances for Millwall during a three-year spell at The Den between 2004 and 2007, scoring five goals.

Rams boss Lampard said: "The team around you is hugely important. It’s not just about me as the manager.

"Everyone will have a part to play on the staff and Jody is the first part of that. I am delighted to have him on board.

“Jody has been hugely successful with Chelsea’s youth team and he has won everything there is to win in the last few years.

“He is great at developing young players and that is something we are really going to look to do here.

“Jody played the game at the highest level himself, has a tremendous work ethic and is great in the dressing room.

“I have known him for so long now and his qualities and personality will bring so much to this club.”

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