Jody Morris Appointed Derby Assistant Boss

4 June 2018, 17:21 | Updated: 4 June 2018, 17:25

Derby county

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris has been appointed as Derby's assistant manager.

The 39-year-old leaves Chelsea, where he had been their under-18s' coach, and links up with ex-Blues team-mate and new Rams boss Frank Lampard.

Lampard told the club's official website: "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."

During his spell at Chelsea's academy Morris helped the Blues win the FA Youth Cup, the Under-18 Premier League southern title and the national league title.

Last season the Blues retained all three trophies and added the Premier League Under-18 Cup to their haul.