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Ipswich’s Paul Lambert: ‘If you can galvanise this place, it will be unbelievable’

Ipswich Town’s manager is under no illusions as he returns to Carrow Road to face his former chargesThis seems an appropriate time for Paul Lambert to be talking about self?confidence. He is sitting in his office at Ipswich’s training ground and rememb…

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Paul Lambert’s future at Stoke in doubt due to contract clause

• Manager unable to maintain Premier League status• Winless run under Lambert stands at 13 matchesPaul Lambert’s future as Stoke’s manager is unclear because of a two?way break clause in his contract that gives either party the opportunity to terminate…

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Paul Lambert says Stoke sleepwalked towards relegation but will return

• Defeat to Crystal Palace ends a decade in the top flight for Stoke• Manager says: ‘You sleepwalk into situations you never want to be’Paul Lambert said Stoke City sleepwalked into trouble after their relegation from the Premier League was confirmed b…

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Stoke City manager Paul Lambert ‘gutted’ after relegation from Premier League – video

Stoke City’s manager, Paul Lambert, said his team’s lack of a ‘natural instinct of a goal scorer’ contributed to their eventual relegation from the Premier League after a 10-year stay, as the Scottish manager spoke after their 2-1 defeat at home to Cry…

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Paul Lambert: ‘As a team, Stoke City never give up’ – video

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert insists his side must get a result against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday with their hopes of Premier League survival fading after failing to record a victory in their past 11 matches Continue reading…

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Paul Lambert says he can sway critics and relishes ‘great opportunity’ at Stoke

• ‘I have always done it the hard way’ says new Stoke manager• Lambert says funds available but defensive work needed in trainingPaul Lambert insisted he was not bothered whether he was 50th or first choice for the Stoke City job after admitting that h…

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Paul Lambert may not be a sexy name for Stoke but his CV suggests survival | Paul MacInnes

The Scot initially worked miracles at Norwich but was the victim of bad timing at Aston Villa and is not undeserving of another crack at top-flight managementThere were many replies under the tweet announcing Paul Lambert’s arrival as Stoke City manage…

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Stoke City appoint Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager

• Former Wolverhampton and Blackburn head coach in charge• Lambert replaces Mark Hughes, sacked after FA Cup defeatStoke City have appointed Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager.The former Wolverhampton and Blackburn head coach has replaced Mark Hugh…

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Paul Lambert leaves Wolves after six months at Championship club

• Manager third to leave following Fosun’s purchase last summer
• Wolves announce manager has left following a football review

Paul Lambert left his post as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday just six months after taking over at the Championship club.

Lambert was the third boss at Moulineux since owners Fosun bought the club last summer. Kenny Jackett was relieved of his duties days after Fosun took charge and Walter Zenga was at the helm for less than three months before being sacked.

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Paul Lambert leaves Wolves after six months at Championship club

• Manager third to leave following Fosun’s purchase last summer
• Wolves announce manager has left following a football review

Paul Lambert left his post as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday just six months after taking over at the Championship club.

Lambert was the third boss at Moulineux since owners Fosun bought the club last summer. Kenny Jackett was relieved of his duties days after Fosun took charge and Walter Zenga was at the helm for less than three months before being sacked.

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Wolves’ Paul Lambert proud but Jürgen Klopp admits: ‘We’re not flying’

• ‘This surpasses everything because of gulf in league,’ says Lambert
• Klopp warns Liverpool ‘must improve’ against Chelsea on Tuesday

Paul Lambert praised his side’s spirit and fighting quality as Wolves dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup, nominating this victory as the most satisfying of an already impressive personal record at Anfield.

“I have never lost here as a player or manager,” Lambert said. “That’s with Celtic, Villa and Norwich, but this surpasses everything because of the gulf in the league and the players. I thought we deserved to win, I really did. On the counterattack I thought we were incredible. We had four 18‑year‑olds in the squad and to a man they were outstanding.

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Paul Lambert sees good and bad sides of Wolves after agreeing to take over | Nick Ames

The man chosen to arrest the slump at Molineux watched on as they were beaten by Derby but there were encouraging signs in their second-half display

If Paul Lambert turns around Wolves’ fortunes to the extent his employers expect then the club’s supporters may come to laugh at the moment, after 32 minutes of torment at Derby County’s hands, when João Teixeira made his way from the pitch. Moments, perhaps, as there were quite a few of them. Teixeira was chosen from 10 plausible candidates to make way as the interim manager, Rob Edwards, sought to find a route back from 2-0 down but instead of hurrying to let George Saville have a go at sparking their comeback he lumbered slowly towards the touchline, his discontent evident while the Molineux crowd, close to apoplexy, made theirs felt in another way.

Related: Ince double lifts Derby as Wolves look ragged for new manager Paul Lambert

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Paul Lambert sees good and bad sides of Wolves after agreeing to take over | Nick Ames

The man chosen to arrest the slump at Molineux watched on as they were beaten by Derby but there were encouraging signs in their second-half display

If Paul Lambert turns around Wolves’ fortunes to the extent his employers expect then the club’s supporters may come to laugh at the moment, after 32 minutes of torment at Derby County’s hands, when João Teixeira made his way from the pitch. Moments, perhaps, as there were quite a few of them. Teixeira was chosen from 10 plausible candidates to make way as the interim manager, Rob Edwards, sought to find a route back from 2-0 down but instead of hurrying to let George Saville have a go at sparking their comeback he lumbered slowly towards the touchline, his discontent evident while the Molineux crowd, close to apoplexy, made theirs felt in another way.

Related: Ince double lifts Derby as Wolves look ragged for new manager Paul Lambert

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Blackburn manager Paul Lambert announces he will leave at end of season

• Scot has activated release clause in contract to leave Championship club
• Blackburn 19th in the Championship and without a win in six matches

The Blackburn Rovers manager, Paul Lambert, has announced that he will leave his position at the end of the season.

Lambert has decided to activate a release clause in the two-and-a-half-year contract he signed in November and will step down following Rovers’ final Sky Bet Championship game of the season against Reading on 7 May.

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Aston Villa: the club that pedalled backwards and expected to stand still

Even when success is out of reach, the facade of its existence should give supporters something to cling to. Aston Villa fans have lost that hope this season

By Chris Nee for In Bed With Maradona, of the Guardian Sport Network

As the wind whips along the eastern edge of Aston Park on a blustery Tuesday morning and whistles under the overhang of the Trinity Road Stand, it’s easy to imagine Villa Park as an abandoned stadium. It could be the kind of building necro-groundhoppers visit and photograph, the cloudy grey backdrop offset by the moody green of weeds growing through the terrace steps and punctuated by the peeling paint of claret crush barriers.

The district of Aston isn’t exactly a thriving city centre area but the surroundings of Aston Villa’s home, like the stadium itself, come back to life for a few hours every other Saturday afternoon. The colour returns. The floodlights invigorate the skyline and tens of thousands of football supporters plod through their routines and rituals.

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Reinvigorated Paul Lambert reflected in improved Blackburn Rovers display

• ‘It was great meeting different people and enjoying my life,’ says Lambert
• The Scot spent time with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on time off

The clean-shaven, spectacle free and suspiciously jocular Paul Lambert who faced the press following Blackburn’s win over Oxford United could scarcely have been further removed from the dour, defensive and irritable version of the Scot who left Aston Villa 12 months ago. So much so, he was asked if he had made a conscious decision to reinvent himself during his nine-month break from the game that does not appear to have been much of a break at all.

“I loved my time off, I really did,” he said. “I did things I wanted to do – I was with Bayer Leverkusen, I was with Real Madrid, I was with Bayern Munich, I was with Dortmund … I was everywhere. I loved watching the training, it was great meeting different people and enjoying my life. I knew the job I’d done at Aston Villa, I knew the money I’d got [to spend] there was nowhere near what they’re getting now. Was I happy? Aye, absolutely, but I knew [the sack] was coming and I was happy because everyone can see now it’s just a little bit harder there than people think.”

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Blackburn’s Paul Lambert feels ‘refreshed’ after nine months out

• Lambert was appointed as new Rovers manager on Sunday
• ‘Stepping back from it was probably the best thing that happened’

New Blackburn manager Paul Lambert admits his nine-month hiatus from football might have been a blessing in disguise.

The 46-year-old Scot had been out of the game since being sacked by Aston Villa in February but returned on Sunday when he was announced as the new manager of second-tier outfit Rovers.

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Blackburn Rovers appoint Paul Lambert as new manager

• Former Aston Villa manager joined by Alan Irvine at Ewood Park
• ‘I hope to deliver a brand of football that will entertain,’ says Lambert

Blackburn have announced the appointment of Paul Lambert as their new manager. The former Aston Villa and Norwich City manager will be joined at Ewood Park by the former WBA manager and the ex-Rovers player and youth team coach Alan Irvine as his assistant.

The Blackburn Rovers’ former head of youth coaching Rob Kelly and goalkeeping coach Laurence Batty will also be part of the new-look backroom team.

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Premier League 2014-15 review: flop of the season

Liverpool have not had a good season and neither have QPR, while the Premier League’s most expensive player, Ángel Di María, failed to live up to his price tag despite a promising start. Now submit your suggestions
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How should Tim Sherwood turn things around at Aston Villa?

Best XIs this week from the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, plus a look at how Tim Sherwood can save Aston Villa from relegation and build for the future
By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network

If you believe the media hype, Tim Sherwood has already made his mark on Aston Villa. We can never know just what effect the new manager had at half-time against Leicester City on Sunday but, after a familiarly dour first half, Villa did look re-energised after the break.

The second half showing helped the club book their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and Sherwood’s reaction to the goals has already gone some way to appeasing the fans. He splits opinions across the game, including among the Villa support, and is likely to continue to do so for some time. There are, however, undeniable positives to take from his appointment.

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