Lampard's confirmed backroom staff at Chelsea
 Lampard's confirmed backroom staff at Chelsea

Lampard's confirmed backroom staff at Chelsea

Frank Lampard has confirmed his backroom staff at Chelsea, a day after he was officially unveiled as Maurizio Sarri's successor on a three-year contract. 

The former midfileder and club icon has made changes to the initially existing team, bringing in some of the staff members he worked with at Derby County. 

One notable figure to have followed Lampard to Chelsea is Jody Morris, who will be the club's assistant manager.

"Jody is coming with me as assistant head coach," confirmed Lampard as quoted on the club's website. We have a really close relationship from our playing days and obviously worked together at Derby last season,"

"We’re like-minded in how we think about football and there’s huge loyalty between us, which is really important when you work together day-to-day. He’s a fantastic coach and has strong links with the Academy here, where he was very successful," he added. 

Eddie Newton will also join the club as first-team staff, having worked with Roberto Di Matteo when the Blues won the Champions League in 2012.

"It’s a very Chelsea-orientated team but I want to emphasise it’s not an old boys club. We’re trying to put together a talented group of staff but there’s a lot of coaching experience among us," 

The former West Ham man enjoyed a trophy-laden career in west London and departed five years ago as Chelsea’s record goalscorer.

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