Former St Johnstone star Jody Morris has been linked with taking over as England U21s manager following his stint at Chelsea (Sun).

The deadline to apply for the post vacated by Aidy Boothroyd was Wednesday and there are several names in the hat. Sol Campbell is one name mentioned while England U17s manager Justin Cochrane is the favourite. But there’s a chance for a former Saint after his time with Chelsea.

The St Johnstone hero could take the England U21s job after leaving Chelsea.

The St Johnstone hero could take the England U21s job after leaving Chelsea. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

After his retirement from playing, Morris moved back to boyhood club Chelsea as a youth coach and moved his way up to U18s manager, where he won the FA Youth Cup. He then left in 2018 to join former teammate Frank Lampard at Derby County, becoming assistant manager.

 

Morris returned to Chelsea a year later as Lampard was appointed Blues boss but has been out of work since Thomas Tuchel was handed the Stamford Bridge reigns last year. The former St Johnstone star is a hero in Perth, helping the club win promotion to the Scottish Premiership in 2009 and making over 100 appearances for the Perthshire outfit.

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