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Championship side Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the appointment of Paul Lambert as their new manager.
Lambert, who has signed a rolling contract at the club, will be joined at Ewood Park alongside fellow Scot, Alan Irvine, who will act as the assistant manager at Rovers.
The 46-year-old returns to management with Blackburn – who are 16th in the second-tier standings, after a spell out of the game, having been sacked by Aston Villa in February.
Sunday’s announcement came days after Gary Bowyer was relieved of his duties as Rovers boss, after two-years in the role.
The Glasgow native has positive experiences of the Championship – after guiding Norwich City to promotion to the top-flight in May 2011.
Speaking to Blackburn’s website following his appointment, Lambert said: “I would like to thank the owners and board of directors for giving me the opportunity to manage such a fantastic club.
“Blackburn Rovers is a club with superb support and fine traditions, being a founding member of both the Football League and the Premier League. After a short period out of the game, I feel refreshed and I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.
“I bring with me a very trusted backroom team that I believe is equipped to help me create an exciting era for the club and I hope to deliver a brand of football that will both entertain the supporters and bring success.”
Venky’s, Blackburn’s Indian owners added: “We are extremely happy to have secured a manager with the experience that Paul brings. We are confident that he is the right man to achieve the ambitions we have for the club.”