EDDIE NEWTON is poised to become one of Frank Lampard’s first-team coaches at Chelsea.
The former Stamford Bridge midfielder, 47, has already had two stints as assistant manager at the club.
And after Lampard’s return was confirmed by Chelsea, Newton is bracing himself for another stint in the first-team dugout, according to the Times.
Hammersmith-born Newton has been in charge of monitoring the club’s many on-loan players but has dipped into assistant management under Roberto Di Matteo and Guus Hiddink.
It was Newton who embraced Di Matteo after Fernando Torres’ late goal in the Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona at the Nou Camp in 2012.
Jody Morris is heading back to the Bridge as assistant boss after being in charge of the academy between 2014 and 2019.
And he was Lampard’s assistant at Derby last season, along with Chris Jones who also makes the move.
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Newton won the FA Cup with Chelsea in 1997, scoring the second goal in the final, but his playing career in West London came to an end after injuries caught up with him.
Joe Edwards, who currently works with the academy, will earn a promotion to the first-team.
Former stopper Shay Given has been linked with a move as goalkeeping coach while Steve Rands is likely to be tasked with analysing player performances.
He was recruited at Derby when Lampard was appointed having previously worked with Manchester City.
Fitness guru Steve Haines, club doctor Amit Pannu and medical marvel Robin Sadler are also likely to make the switch.