Chelsea fans have called for Jody Morris to be named the club’s caretaker manager until the end of the season following last night’s abysmal 3-0 home defeat against Bournemouth.
Following a dip in form since the turn of the year, it was to get even worse for the Blues last night as Eddie Howe’s side ran out comfortable winners following three second-half goals.
The defeat now leaves Antonio Conte’s side in fourth, two points ahead of Spurs in fifth.
Given the Italian’s comments on the club’s transfer policy over the past month, many feel that the Italian will not be at Stamford Bridge come the start of next season.
Although the ex-Juventus boss signed a new deal with the club in the summer, talk of him going back to Italy with AC Milan or the national team has continued to hit the headlines.
With Chelsea now 18 points behind league leaders Manchester City, as well as Barcelona to come in the Champions League, a number of fans have called for change at the club.
Many feel Conte should now lose his job and Under-18s manager Morris be handed the job until the end of the season.
The former Blues player, who made his debut for his boyhood club as a 17-year-old, has done a fantastic jobs with the club’s youngsters since his appointment as manager in 2016.
Prior to that appointment, the ex-midfielder had returned to the club in 2013 to assist Joe Edwards with the Under-21s.
As Morris is a true blue, a number of fans feel he should be handed the top job at the club for the remainder of the season.
With some fans suggesting the team would play better football under the 39-year-old, some have even called for Frank Lampard to assist Morris.
Here’s the best reaction from the fans on Twitter.
Give it @morriskid till the end of the season.
— Kevin Kostka #EnriqueOut (@mpbx3003) January 31, 2018
@morriskid time to get a new suit son, you’re getting the call up from the big boys soon
— Star Spangled Blues (@SSBluesPod) January 31, 2018
Jody Morris needs to be first team manager now. The youth team plays better than first team
— Prodyut (@prodyut28) January 31, 2018
I’m starting to wonder, what if Jody Morris being the Chelsea boss next season? He’s done well so far with Chelsea U-18, knows the club inside and outside
— Bachtiar (@BachtiarBM) January 31, 2018
Get @morriskid in for the rest of the season. Please I’m begging
— ~ (@BardiaCFC) January 31, 2018
Can’t believe this is even a possibility but if Conte does go, the club should give @morriskid the job until the end of the season. Somebody with a real passion and understand of the club. A grafter and fighter. It’s what we need.
— 🇬🇧ﾌ凡ㄈロ乃🇦🇺 (@MrJacobSheppard) January 31, 2018
— Hussein (@Hjiwaji) January 31, 2018
Surely @morriskid must be considered as interim until the end of the season…It can't get much worse than this…Conte easily one of Chelsea's worrst managers under RA…One trick pony…Boring one at that and got found out a year ago…Time to leave. @ChelseaFC
— Chris K (@_ChrisKay) January 31, 2018
Bye Don Antonio, Welcome @morriskid.
— Mominul H. (@ChelseaRealm) January 31, 2018
— Christopher (@Gulbrands1) January 31, 2018
Conte sacked. Jody Morris as caretaker. We play attacking football and actually win games. End of the world averted
— James Turner (@jjturner91) January 31, 2018
Do you think this is a over reaction by the fans? Or is it fair to let go of Conte and replace him with Morris? Let us know in the comments section below.