Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert will leave at the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

Lambert was appointed as Blackburn manager back in November on a two-and-a-half year deal, replacing sacked manager Gary Bowyer.

It can’t be said that Lambert’s brief time in charge of the club was successful, but there was a feeling among fans that the manager would be able to put his own stamp on the squad over the summer and perform better next season.

However Lambert will not be in charge of Blackburn next season, after he activated a release clause in his contract meaning that he will leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

Lambert said: “I would like to place on record my thanks to the Owners, and especially the players, staff and fans for the tremendous backing and support I have received since I arrived,” said Paul Lambert.

“It’s a brilliant club, with great people, and I wish it every success in the future. For now, I remain fully focused and determined to try to win the final two games of the season, starting this Saturday against Rotherham.”

There has been a lot of talk among fans recently that Blackburn’s owners Venky’s had changed their minds and decided not to invest over the summer, leaving Lambert frustrated after being promised funds when he took over.

It now seems that this could be the reason why Lambert has decided to leave the club.

Blackburn are currently in 18th place in the Championship table and will begin their search for a new manager with immediate effect.

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