Paul Lambert was relieved of his duties at Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday following months of speculation.
Deep down, the Scottish manager probably knew he was on his way out, but he had to stay professional and do his job, and the fact that he did that is a great credit to him.
Lambert is the kind of manager who loves being in a job. He cannot stand being out of the game, and that is why he is already being linked with a number vacancies, just a day after his departure.
Of course, he is being linked with the more obvious jobs, such as Sunderland, but there are also some bizarre links that not many fans will expect.
One of them is Scotland. With Gordon Strachan’s future up in the air at the moment, Lambert is fancied to take over the Tartan Army.
Perhaps the most surprising link, is that Paul Lambert is 16/1 to become the next manager of Borussia Dortmund.
Yes, that is right. Paul Lambert is 16/1 to make the move from Sky Bet Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers to Champions League contenders Borussia Dortmund.
It may seem like the most bizarre rumour in the world, but there is certainly reasoning behind it.
Many of you may not be aware that Paul Lambert played for Dortmund between 1996 and 1997.
He didn’t just play for them, he quickly became a fan favourite.
He helped the German side to defeat Juventus in the European Champions League final.
Lambert played as a defensive midfielder this game, and he successfully nullified the threat of footballing legend Zinedine Zidane.
Whether or not his spell as a player at Dortmund will stand him in good stead remains to be seen, but this could potentially be one of the greatest switches in managerial history.