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Jody Morris Agrees Deal To Become Swindon Town Head Coach

By Luka Foley,

2023-01-31

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The former Chelsea player and assistant manager joins the League Two side on a two-year deal.

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Jody Morris has been appointed Swindon Town head coach, taking over from Scott Lindsey who departed the club earlier this month for Crawley Town.

This marks Morris' first senior managerial role after being in charge of Chelsea's Under-21 side and an assistant for their U18 team - winning the FA Youth Cup twice and the Premier League twice after being appointed manager with the latter in 2016 - before being assistant to Frank Lampard at Derby County and Chelsea.

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Jody Morris and Frank Lampard celebrate Chelsea's opening goal of the 2019/20 Premier League season

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Lindsey left the Robins on January 11th with the club 8th in League Two after being appointed Crawley boss, with the Sussex club three points above the relegation zone.

Upon arriving at SN1, Morris said: "I ’m incredibly excited to be joining Swindon Town as First-Team Head Coach .

This is a great opportunity at a wonderful football club that is steeped in history, and I can’t wait to get started.

"I’m extremely proud to be leading such a forward-thinking club, with an owner and technical director that are passionate and committed to bringing success here.

We now turn our attentions to an important 19 league games, with promotion at the forefront of our ambitions, and we want to take this incredible fanbase on a long and successful journey."

Morris' first match as Swindon boss comes on Saturday when his side travel to Wales to face Newport County.

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