In Profile: Lampard's Everton Coaching Trio

New Everton manager Frank Lampard has confirmed Joe Edwards as Assistant Manager, while Paul Clement and Chris Jones have been appointed First-Team coaches.

Highly-rated Edwards leaves his post as assistant coach of Chelsea to reunite with former colleague Lampard, who promoted the 35-year-old to the first-team set-up at the beginning of his tenure as manager at Stamford Bridge.

Clement, who enjoyed trophy-laden spells as assistant manager with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, joins the Club after leaving his role in charge of Belgian side Cercle Brugge last year.

Jones worked with Lampard at Derby County and Chelsea and enjoyed huge success with a number of Stamford Bridge managers.

The trio will work alongside Duncan Ferguson and Goalkeeping Coach Alan Kelly in the First-Team setup.

Joe Edwards

Edwards spent eight years in Chelsea's academy before being released as a 16-year-old and opting for a change of tack.

He joined Chelsea's academy coaching staff in 2004 and secured back-to-back FA Youth Cup and Premier League South doubles while Under-18s manager in 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Edwards spent the following 2016/17 season working as loan player technical coach, liaising closely with several players and coaching staff at their temporary clubs.

He was also part of the England Under-18s backroom coaching team who helped the young Lions win the Toulon Tournament in June 2017.

In his first campaign as Under-23s manager of Chelsea in 2017/18, Edwards led the side to the semi-finals of the senior Checkatrade Trophy, where they were denied a place in the Wembley final after a penalty shootout defeat to Lincoln City. It was the furthest any academy team had reached in the competition.

Lampard gave Edwards his break at senior level in July 2019, having been impressed by the younger man’s coaching sessions during his playing days.

Their relationship grew when Lampard completed his coaching badges at Chelsea's Cobham training complex and the pair stayed in regular contact when the 106-cap England midfielder became manager at Derby County.

But Edwards – a key figure in the rise of young players such as England internationals Mason Mount and Reece James – remained in his role under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and helped the club win the Champions League in 2021.

Paul Clement

Clement has worked as a manager, assistant manager and coach during a distinguished professional career.

The 50-year-old was trusted assistant to Carlo Ancelotti on a number of occasions, the first of which saw him help Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup Double in 2009/10.

In 2011, Ancelotti appointed Clement by his side while in charge of Paris Saint-Germain – and the pair won the Ligue 1 title in their only full season at the club, PSG’s first championship since 1994.

Clement was named assistant again, with fellow deputy Zinedine Zidane, as Ancelotti took the reins at Real Madrid in June 2013.

He helped the Spanish team claim a 10th Champions League crown, in addition to the UEFA Super Cup and Copa del Rey, in his maiden season at the Bernabéu.

The trio of Ancelotti, Clement and Zidane also landed the club's first FIFA Club World Cup title in 2014.

In the summer of June 2015, Clement was appointed manager of Championship outfit Derby County but, despite losing only once in 19 games from September to December, left in February with the Rams fifth in the league table.

He linked-up again with Ancelotti in June 2016 as assistant at Bayern Munich and landed the 2016 DFL-Supercup, defeating Borussia Dortmund 2–0 in the final of the competition.

Spells as manager of Swansea City, where he took charge in January 2017, Reading and Cercle Brugge followed, before Clement was confirmed as Lampard’s First-Team coach with Everton.

Chris Jones

Jones originally joined Chelsea as reserve-team fitness coach in June 2006 and stayed at Stamford Bridge until January 2021 – save for a single season working with Frank Lampard at Derby County in 2018/19.

The 45-year-old's promotion to a first-team position in 2009 coincided with Chelsea’s Double season, when Clement was assistant to boss Carlo Ancelotti and Lampard’s 27 goals included the winning FA Cup final strike against Everton.

A variety of elite managers – Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink, among them – retained Jones as a prominent backroom-team figure in a period when Chelsea won one Champions League, three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, one UEFA Cup and one League Cup.

Jones was by Lampard’s side as Derby reached the 2019 Championship play-off final and duly followed Chelsea's record goalscorer back to West London as his assistant.

He remained with Chelsea until January 2021 and 12 months later accepted an offer to team up with Lampard at Goodison Park.