The former Chelsea midfielder is returning to Stamford Bridge as club legend Frank Lampard’s no.2 in the dugout

Chelsea favourite Jody Morris snubbed an invite to play in a charity match against Real Madrid last weekend to avoid bumping into former team-mate Gianfranco Zola.
The Derby assistant is set to return to Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard’s no.2, which will see the Italian either demoted or shown the exit door.


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And the Sun claim Morris wanted to avoid any awkwardness by bumping into Zola last Sunday, so opted against travelling to the Spanish capital where Chelsea’s legends side were beaten 5-4.
Zola, who still holds legendary status among the Blues faithful, worked as Maurizio Sarri’s assistant during his one-year stint in England.
However, Sarri’s recent exit to Juventus put Zola’s position in serious jeopardy.


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Zola will now have to settle for a role with less seniority under the new regime or seek work elsewhere.
talkSPORT understands Lampard will make a sensational return to west London as the club’s new boss, with an announcement expected in the next 24 hours.
He has been at Derby since last summer and narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League when his side were beaten by Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final.

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