Ipswich Town announced the sacking of former Grimsby Town and Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst on Thursday afternoon, and the Tractor Boys have moved quickly to bring in a replacement. Scotsman Paul Lambert is set to be announced as Hurst’s replacement on Saturday morning.
Ipswich Town have won just one game out of 14 this season, and are currently rooted to the bottom oft he Championship table, four points behind 21st place Rotherham United.
Over the course of his 13 year coaching career, Lambert has managed Livingston, Wycombe Wanderers, Colchester United, Norwich City, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Wolves and Stoke – who he recently failed to keep in the Premier League, leading to his sacking.
Ipswich fans have been left split overt the decision to appoint the Scotsman as the new manager at Portman Road, and fans have been letting their feelings and opinions known on Twitter.
I'm excited by Paul Lambert. Am I in the minority? #ITFC
— Zach Ward (@zach_ward1989) October 26, 2018
Ipswich close to signing former Norwich manager Paul Lambert as their new boss pic.twitter.com/7oCzePjIwx
— Jonsta (@Jonsta1990) October 26, 2018
If any Town fans think that we could attract a manager with more experience and quality than Paul Lambert, they are clearly not looking at the league table. I’m surprised we’ve managed to get him. #itfc
— Andy G (@andygrimes22) October 26, 2018
Paul Lambert just becoming another manager on the managerial merry go round. Used to rate him but not his biggest fan now. Also, when the going gets tough he is likely to walk away…#itfc
— Mark Whittle (@MarkWhittle1) October 26, 2018
Has Lambert been sacked yet? #itfc
— Liam O'Sullivan (@Liamosully88) October 26, 2018
I think hurst had go but lambert isn’t the answer and I don’t think he will keep us up #itfc
— james monk (@Ipswichjames) October 25, 2018
My primary issue with Lambert isn't even that he managed our rivals, but how he treated them. He was absolutely awful to Colchester and Norwich – which makes me wary of how he treats his employers. #ITFC
— Thomas Wyer (@tomwyer) October 25, 2018