Betting is now suspended on Paul Lambert becoming the next manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves appear hell-bent on bringing Paul Lambert back to the West Midlands. Now 47, the Scotsman is set to manage his third club in three and a half years.
Lambert owns a career 38.9% winning percentage in four-hundred seventy three professional matches in charge–quite extensive experience in the English league pyramid.
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His managerial career is mired in both ups and downs over the past decade. His four years in charge of Norwich City brought the club to unprecedented new heights.
Lambert achieved EFL Championship promotion that brought Norwich City to the Premier League. In his final season in charge, disappointed with barely surviving in England’s top flight, he offered his resignation to the board: they declined.
However, a new opportunity presented itself to the up-and-coming young manager. Aston Villa Football Club, impressed with Lambert’s time at Norwich and before that Colchester United, named him manager on June 2nd, 2012.
We all know how that turned out. The dumpster fire that was the ownership under Randy Lerner poisoned everyone involved at the club.
Paul Lambert finished with a lowly 29.6% winning percentage at Villa during his two and a half years in charge. Tim Sherwood came to the rescue in 2014-2015 to save the club from relegation.
Not many, but a few bright spots did occur during Lambert’s reign. Brad Guzan successfully became a number one, Premier League-caliber goalkeeper during this time.
Summer acquisition Christian Benteke became a star in the league–later moving to Liverpool for £37.5 million pounds. He even had Aston Villa top of the table for a few weeks into the season in 2014-2015.
Lambert spent much of last season attempting to turn Blackburn Rovers around. The club announced they mutually parted ways after concluding the season.
Paul Lambert replaces the sacked Wolves’ manager Walter Zenga as the next man in charge. The club currently resides in 17th place.