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Frank Lampard’s Derby Appointment Set to Deal Chelsea a Youth Team Blow

Frank Lampard’s Derby Appointment Set to Deal Chelsea a Youth Team Blow

Frank Lampard’s appointment as Derby manager is set to deal Chelsea a blow to their hugely successful youth team.

The Stamford Bridge legend was this morning confirmed as the new boss at Pride Park following Gary Rowett’s exit to Stoke City.

Reports made Derby’s interest in Lampard no secret – and those same reports say that Chelsea youth team manager Jody Morris will join his close friend as assistant.

Now that the move has been confirmed, can we expect Morris to be confirmed as his number two soon? It looks likely.

And that would be a setback for Chelsea’s academy as Morris has been so instrumental in the talent they’ve produced over recent years.

He’s been with the academy since 2014, fulfilling assistant roles before becoming under 18 manager at the start of the 2016/17 season. In that time since he’s won seven trophies, including back to back FA Youth Cups, which is no mean feat.

Chelsea will no doubt have someone already lined up to take over from Morris, but there’s no doubt about how pivotal the former club midfielder has been to the academy and it’ll be a tough job for whoever replaces him.

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