Ipswich Town, the Championship’s bottom side, have appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager.
Lambert – who was in charge of Ipswich’s East Anglia rivals Norwich City between 2009-2012 – replaces Paul Hurst, who was dismissed on Thursday after a 2-0 defeat at leaders Leeds United a day earlier.
Ipswich are four points adrift of safety having won only one league game and the club have turned to 49-year-old Lambert to turn their fortunes around.
The former Scotland international, who left his role as Stoke City boss in May after their relegation from the Premier League, has signed a deal at Portman Road until 2021.
Ipswich Town Football Club can confirm the appointment of Paul Lambert as our new manager.
The 49-year old has signed a contract at Portman Road until the summer of 2021.
Welcome to #itfc, Paul!
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) October 27, 2018
Lambert – who will watch Saturday’s visit to Millwall from the stands – told the club’s official website: “I can’t wait to get going and I’ll be using all my experience.
“I know about the history of the club, what a fantastic football club it is and I’m proud to be the manager here.”
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