Jody Morris agrees to become Swindon boss as Frank Lampard’s former Chelsea assistant coach lands first manager job

    FORMER Chelsea player and assistant manager Jody Morris is set to be named Swindon boss.

    The League 2 club had been in search of a new manager after Scott Lindsey jumped ship to take charge of Crawley earlier this month.

    Morris worked closely with Lampard for years and was well-regarded at Chelsea


    Morris worked closely with Lampard for years and was well-regarded at ChelseaCredit: Getty

    Now Morris looks on the brink of officially taking his first job in management.

    Sky Sports report that Frank Lampard’s former assistant has agreed to become the club’s new head coach.

    Despite having no managerial experience, Morris has been involved with much high-level coaching in previous years.

    He was Lampard’s No2 both at Derby and Chelsea, helping the Rams reach the play-offs and the Blues get into the top four despite a transfer ban.

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    Morris left Stamford Bridge after Lampard’s sacking and has not worked in football since.

    The 44-year-old has also spent four years as Chelsea’s academy coach, having come through their youth system and making over 100 appearances for the senior team.

    It could be a baptism of fire for Morris with Swindon in the middle of a congested scrap for promotion from League 2.

    Swindon are 6th but only five points separate fifth and 15th.

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    Interim boss Gavin Gunning was in charge yesterday as the Robins enjoyed a bonkers game with Gillingham.

    The Wiltshire-based club went 1-0 up within the opening minute but then found themselves 3-1 down before the 15 minute mark.

    A brace by Charlie Austin, who returned to his childhood club last month, rescued a point.


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