Derby County have given manager Frank Lampard the permission to speak to Chelsea about their vacant manager role. It is likely that he’ll get the job. It’s even more likely that former St Johnstone midfielder Jody Morris will join him at Stamford Bridge as his assistant.
Morris is no stranger to the Blues himself, having featured for Chelsea as a player like Lampard. He was also the Blues’ assistant then full-time academy manager between 2014-2018.
Talksport claim the deal will be done shortly and that Lampard is taking Morris with him.
His former employers in Perth will no doubt be buzzing for him.
Morris made a decent St Johnstone impact
A technical midfielder on his day, Morris made over 100 appearances in St Johnstone blue. In total he made 118, scoring six times and notching five assists.
Current Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was the man to bring the ex-Chelsea midfielder to McDiarmid Park. Morris made an instant impact, scoring one of his six goals on his debut against Tayside rivals Dundee.
The 40-year-old had a real influence on the side, helping them achieve promotion to the Scottish top flight in 2009, where they have remained since. He also featured in a League Cup semi-final against Rangers for the Saints.
The man who brought him to McDiarmid Park took him away, with McInnes taking Morris to Bristol City with him when he moved to Ashton Gate. Morris really was and still is a modern day hero in Perth.
He now looks set to take on a big managerial challenge. Both him and Lampard are relatively new to the senior management game. It’ll be interesting to see how they cope with t.
All Saints fans will be wishing him the very best of luck with his new endeavour.