Stoke City have appointed former Aston Villa and Blackburn manager Paul Lambert as their new manager on a two-and-half-year contract.
The Potters sacked manager Mark Hughes shortly after their surprise 2-1 defeat against League Two side Coventry in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. They had lost three out of their last five games in all competitions and with the club sitting in the relegation zone, the club felt they had to go in a different direction.
With Lambert’s arrival as the new manager of Stoke, club chairman Peter Coates had this to say “Paul greatly impressed with his knowledge of our squad and had a clear plan of how would improve our results.”
He’s a man who backed himself as a player, none more so than when he turned down contract offers in Scotland to go on trial in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, and it’s obvious he adopts the same approach as a manager.”
Lambert will be watching the clash against Manchester United from the stands before taking charge of his first game against Huddersfield.