Jody Morris

Where is Jody Morris now?

A former Chelsea youth academy graduate, Jody Morris retired from playing in 2013 after a brief spell playing for Bristol City.

During his time at Stamford Bridge he won a number of trophies including the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the FA Cup.

Upon retiring from playing Morris returned to his boyhood club Chelsea as a coach within their youth academy.

In 2013-14 he assisted the Chelsea under 21’s side, before moving on and working as Joe Edwards’ assistant with the under 18’s team.

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Edwards and Morris enjoyed huge success with the under 18’s winning consecutive FA Youth Cup finals, beating Manchester City over two legs in both 2015 and 2016.

When Joe Edwards moved elsewhere within the club at the end of the season, Morris moved up to head coach of the under 18’s team.

In his first season as under 18’s coach Morris won the FA Youth Cup for the fourth consecutive year with his young Chelsea side and he repeated the feat in 2018.

Shortly after the end of the 2017/18 season, Morris left Chelsea to join former team-mate Frank Lampard at Derby County in his current role as assistant manager.

In an eventful first season, their young Rams side finished in sixth position in league securing a place in the play-off semi-finals.

Beating Leeds United 3-4 on aggregate in two tense games to reach the final, Lampard’s Derby side lost 2-1 to winners Aston Villa who had his former team-mate John Terry as assistant manager.

Morris’ tenure at Derby only lasted the one season as he made a return to Chelsea as assistant manager when Lampard was appointed manager in July 2019.

Away from football coaching, Morris has also appeared in the media as a contributor on Sky Sports as well as Chelsea TV which is the club’s in-house television channel.

Follow Jody Morris on Twitter @morriskid

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#One2Eleven (3-4-3 Formation)

Jody Morris was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in February 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.


GK – Carlo Cudicini – when I was at Chelsea I thought he was the best goalkeeper in the league. For his size he commanded the box really well and was the best shot stopper I had seen.

RB – Marcel Desailly – although he was getting on in years when he came to Chelsea he always raised his game for the big matches.

CB – Rio Ferdinand – gifted footballer going forward. Unbelievable skill and very cultured coming out from the back.

CB – John Terry – one of the greatest centre-halves to play in the Premier League. Very good on the ball which often gets overlooked by people when they are talking about him.

Holding Midfielder – Glenn Hoddle – only played a couple of reserve games with him but some of the things I saw him do were unbelievable. A genius.

CM – Ruud Gullit – towards the end of his career when I played with him. He never ever gave the ball away in training and had a fantastic range of passing.

CM – Frank Lampard – for me the greatest goal scoring midfielder of all time, in any league. He scored all those goals, and got all those assists without shirking his defensive responsibilities.

CM – Gianfranco Zola – such a gifted player who was always practising his free kick technique in training.

ST – Michael Owen – played with him at England youth levels. An amazing finisher whose pace murdered defenders for six or seven years. Really confident in his ability.

ST – Mark Hughes – best player at holding up the ball ever. Top player who was really quiet off the pitch.

ST – Gianluca Vialli – the cleverest striker with the best movement I’ve ever seen.

Jody Morris: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forChelsea, Leeds United

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