Paul Lambert is the odds-on favourite to replace Paul Hurst at Ipswich Town. Here are five things to know about him-

1. Champions League winner- Lambert had a spell in Germany with Borrussia Dortmund and was part of their side who won the Champions League in 1997. He also had spells at St Mirren, Motherwell, Livingston and Celtic.

2. Successful early career- The 48-year-old started his managerial career with stints at Livingston and Wycombe Wanderers. He guided Wycombe to the League Cup semi-finals in 2006. Lambert spent two years there before joining Colchester United in 2008, where they finished mid-table in League One.

3. Impressive at Norwich City- Lambert left Colchester to take over Ipswich’s bitter rivals Norwich in 2009. He then got them back-to-back promotions to the Premier League and he then kept them up in the top flight in their first season.

4. Questionable recent spells- The Scottish boss has never quite beaten his achievements at Norwich. He left the Canaries for Aston Villa but they always flirted with relegation in his three years there. Lambert was sacked in 2015 and has since steadied the ship at Blackburn Rovers and Wolves in the Championship during short-term spells there.

5. Relegated with Stoke City- He was the surprise choice to replace Mark Hughes at Stoke last season but he could not prevent them from slipping into the Championship and left by mutual agreement in May.

Paul Lambert is now available again and looks set to get back into the game with Ipswich Town. It is a difficult job for anyone, as Paul Hurst found out , and he will looking to use his experience of the second tier to help keep them up.


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