Blackburn Rovers appoint Paul Lambert as their manager

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.”

Lambert’s first game in charge of his new side will be a Lancashire derby encounter against Preston North End at Deepdale, on Saturday 21st November.


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