Jody Morris joined Frank Lampard's backroom staff in early June 2018 in the position of assistant manager.
Morris, who was a team-mate of Lampard’s during their playing days at Stamford Bridge, as well as at England Under-21 level, was the new manager’s first addition to the coaching staff.
After calling time on a playing career that saw him rack up 395 club appearances as a midfielder for Chelsea, Leeds United, Rotherham United, Millwall, St Johnstone and Bristol City, Morris opted to move into coaching.
He returned to Chelsea during the 2013/14 season to assist their Under-21 side before embarking on a successful two-season spell as assistant manager of the Blues’ Under-18s as they won the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016.
Morris stepped up to become the Under-18s’ manager for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons - and he enjoyed a huge amount of success in his new role. He guided them to an unprecedented treble with victory in the FA Youth Cup, Under-18 Premier League South and National title in his first campaign in charge.
His second season in the hotseat was equally as impressive after the Blues lifted the FA Youth Cup, Premier League Cup and Premier League South and National trophies in 2017/18.