Jody MorrisAssistant Head Coach
A former Chelsea first team player who came through our youth system to play in the Champions League, Jody Morris returned to the club as assistant head coach in July 2019.
Morris made 173 appearances for the Blues between 1996 and 2003 and was part of the squads which won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1998 and FA Cup in 2000, having progressed through the Academy ranks at the club. He remains the youngest ever player to feature for us in the Premier League after making his debut at the age of 17 years and 43 days and was also hugely successful as coach of our Under-18s.
Prior to his time in charge of our youth team, he had originally returned to the club in 2013/14 to assist with our Under-21s before embarking on a hugely successful two-season spell as assistant to Joe Edwards with the Under-18 age group, helping guide them to consecutive FA Youth Cup triumphs. He moved from assistant to lead the group for the 2016/17 season and guided them to a Treble with victory in the Youth Cup, Under-18 Premier League south and national title.
In 2017/18, the group went one better by adding the inaugural Under-18 Premier League Cup to their trophy haul and claiming an unprecedented Quadruple. Morris left Chelsea in the summer of 2018 to join Frank Lampard's backroom staff at Derby County.