Jody Morris - Under-18 team manager

A former Chelsea first team player who came through our youth system to play in the Champions League, Jody was appointed Under-18s manager in the summer of 2016.

Prior to that appointment, he had originally returned to the club in 2013/14 to assist with our Under-21s before embarking on a hugely successful two-season spell as assistant to Joe Edwards for the youth team.

Over the course of his time assisting with the Under-18s he helped guide them to consecutive FA Youth Cup triumphs, beating Manchester City over two legs in both 2015 and 2016. He moved from assistant to lead the group for the 2016/17 season and guided them to an unprecedented Treble with victory in the Youth Cup, Under-18 Premier League south and national title.

During his time as a Chelsea player he made 173 appearances and was part of the squads which won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1998 and FA Cup in 2000.