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Jody Morris Pays Classy Tribute to Derby After Leaving For Chelsea

Jody Morris Pays Classy Tribute to Derby After Leaving For Chelsea

Jody Morris has paid a classy tribute to Derby after leaving them for Chelsea alongside Frank Lampard.

The former Blues midfielder has been assisting his good friend Lampard for the last year at Pride Park.

They almost led Derby up to the English Premier League, but just fell short after a 2-1 playoff final defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.

Like Lampard, Morris has a close affiliation to Chelsea due to his breakthrough as a youth there and then his time spent as a youth coach at Stamford Bridge too.

So you can understand why Morris has decided to head back to Chelsea with his old pal.

It may be disappointing for Derby fans, but they should take some consolation in Morris’ classy goodbye message:

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What can I say…This last year I’ve made some of the most amazing memories and experienced some of the most euphoric feelings in my football career..the warmth in which the city embraced us was evident from day one and continued throughout our time in Derbados..the fans enthusiasm and love for this great football club was apparent whenever you walked in the city (or jogged in chaddy)..I’m so proud and privileged to have felt that..from the off Mel Morris was quite simply a class act and I’m not sure anybody yearns for success in DE24 more…A true fan who is passionate about his team..I’d like to say a special thank you to Mels wife Sharon who made my family feel so welcome and was always there to help in any capacity especially on matchdays..The staff throughout the training ground were a joy to be around and worked tirelessly to support us and the players.. A special mention for ‘Mi Duck’ Adam Storrer , an absolute diamond of a bloke who I’ll be forever grateful and I’ve made a pal for life in Storrs 🖤 Thank You so much to the players that bought into what we tried to do straight away and gave us all such a great ride.I’ll never forget some of the moments we experienced together..I loved watching you grow as a group and want nothing more than for you to be successful and keep improving as players, no matter what stage of your career you’re at.. To all the Rams out there I hope you understand how much we appreciated your support. The SILENCE of late which some of you took as disrespect was the complete opposite..we had no choice but to keep quiet while negotiations were ongoing and would never want to mislead anybody..I hope you can see we have nothing but love and respect for this football club.. I have had one year in Derby which was unbelievable but I’ve had a lifetime of loving and supporting The Chels.. @dcfcofficial will be the first results I look for..always a Cockney 🐏🖤

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Morris was youth coach at Chelsea for four seasons before leaving to become Lampard’s assistant at Derby so he should be an important figure in the new Stamford Bridge management team.

Chelsea aren’t able to sign any players this summer so will likely lean on their famed youth academy – and few know it better than Morris.

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