Former Chelsea star sacked after three months

May 1st, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Swindon have sacked former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris after just three months in charge of the club.

The 44-year-old has been axed by the League Two side with one game remaining this season.

Swindon sit 10th in the table but have no chance of making the play-offs on the final day.

Morris’ departure comes after back-to-back defeats at the hands of Stevenage and Crewe.

He won just four of 18 games at the helm.

Coaches Steve Mildenhall and Gavin Gunning will take charge of Swindon’s final game of the season against Crawley on Monday.

A club statement read: “Swindon Town can today confirm it has parted company with First-Team Head Coach, Jody Morris, and his assistant Ed Brand.

“Morris, 44, was appointed at the end of January in what was his first senior management role in the game, and was later followed to the County Ground by assistant, Ed Brand, in early March.

“We would like to thank both Jody and Ed for their contribution and efforts since joining the football club, and wish them all the very best in the future.

“Our aim when they took over was to push on and finish the second half of the season strongly, but as a club, we haven’t achieved our objectives.

“With just one more league game remaining before we reach the conclusion of the season, we feel now is the right time to take a fresh approach as we look to bring success back to this great club for 2023/24.

“Work is well underway to find our next manager, with an announcement in due course.”

Morris, who played more than 100 times for Chelsea between 1996 and 2003, was assistant to Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge having previously been his right-hand man at Derby.

He left the Blues in January 2021 following Lampard’s sacking.

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