47 Facts About Paul Lambert


Paul Lambert was born on 7 August 1969 and is a Scottish professional football manager and former player, who was most recently the manager of Ipswich Town.


Paul Lambert was appointed Blackburn Rovers manager in November 2015, before leaving the club in May 2016.


Paul Lambert became head coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers in November 2016 but was dismissed at the end of the season.


Paul Lambert was appointed manager of Stoke City in January 2018, but he was unable to prevent relegation to the Championship and left the club soon afterwards.


Paul Lambert became manager of Ipswich Town in October 2018, but he was unable to prevent relegation to League One, and later left the club in February 2021 after failing to mount a promotion challenge.


Paul Lambert was born in Glasgow, but moved to Linwood, Renfrewshire when he was a child.


Paul Lambert played for Linwood Rangers Boys' Club before entering the professional game with St Mirren in 1985.


Paul Lambert played with St Mirren for eight years, experiencing relegation from the top tier in 1992.


Paul Lambert won the club's Supporters Player of the Year, while he was shortlisted for the SPFA Players' Players award in 1996.


Paul Lambert played in the Champions League final as a defensive midfielder, quelling the influence of Juve's French playmaker Zinedine Zidane.


Paul Lambert's contribution has since been lauded as a Man of the Match performance.


Paul Lambert became the first British person to win the European Cup with a non-UK team, and the first British person to win the tournament since its reformation as the Champions League in 1992.


Paul Lambert was given a rousing send off by the Dortmund fans, and reciprocated with a banner he had prepared thanking the Dortmund fans for their support.


Paul Lambert scored one domestic league goal during his time with Dortmund, against Bayer Leverkusen.


Paul Lambert made his debut on 8 November 1997 when he came on as a substitute in a league match at Ibrox against Rangers.


Paul Lambert went on to help the Scottish giants win the championship that season, their first in ten years, halting Rangers' run of nine consecutive titles which had previously equalled the total achieved by Celtic in the Jock Stein era.


However, on 68 minutes, Gerry Creaney headed past Stefan Klos before Paul Lambert himself equalised ten minutes later.


Paul Lambert played a second game in the tournament three days later against Ecuador.


Whilst at Dortmund and during the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign Paul Lambert started to appear as a regular.


Paul Lambert was in the starting line-up for the next fixture against Estonia in Tallinn four days later, but a scheduling dispute meant the home team did not adhere to a quickly-rearranged afternoon kick-off time, and the match was abandoned at kick-off with no caps awarded to the Scotland players.


Paul Lambert was part of the Scotland side that won away against Germany in April 1999 with the goal scored by Don Hutchison.


Paul Lambert's tenure ended in February 2006 when he resigned after only winning two league games since starting the job.


Paul Lambert was appointed manager of English team Wycombe Wanderers on 30 June 2006.


Paul Lambert led Wycombe to the League Cup semi-finals after defeating Premier League sides Fulham and Charlton Athletic.


Paul Lambert resigned as Wycombe manager on 20 May 2008 following the club's elimination from the League Two play-offs by Stockport County.


Paul Lambert signed a new contract to extend his stay with the Norfolk club.


Paul Lambert was inducted into the Norwich City Hall of Fame in March 2012.


On 2 June 2012, Paul Lambert was confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa replacing Alex McLeish, who was dismissed two weeks earlier.


Paul Lambert was handed a one-match touchline ban on 21 November 2012 for comments relating to a penalty decision in Villa's defeat to Manchester City.


Paul Lambert kept his job despite the poor run as the team flirted with the relegation places continuously over the next few months.


Paul Lambert did however manage to get Villa to record back-to-back wins for the first time since May 2011, as they defeated fellow relegation rivals Reading and Queens Park Rangers.


Paul Lambert's departure meant that the top flight had no Scottish manager, for the first time in 30 years.


Paul Lambert was appointed manager of Championship club Blackburn Rovers on 15 November 2015 on a two-and-a-half-year deal, with the club in 16th place following the dismissal of Gary Bowyer.


On 5 November 2016, Paul Lambert was appointed head coach of Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers, taking over with the team in 19th place.


On 30 May 2017 the club announced that they and Paul Lambert had "agreed to part company following a football review".


On 15 January 2018, Paul Lambert was appointed manager of Premier League club Stoke City, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Potters, and officially took up post the following day.


Paul Lambert joined Stoke with the club in the relegation zone, having dismissed previous manager Mark Hughes due to a poor run of form.


Paul Lambert was unable to prevent Stoke's continued decline and relegation to the Championship, leaving the club via mutual agreement in May 2018 after just four months in charge.


On 27 October 2018, Paul Lambert was appointed as the manager of Championship club Ipswich Town, making him the first ever manager to manage both Ipswich and Norwich.


Paul Lambert joined his new team on a contract until the summer of 2021, with the side bottom of the Championship.


On 10 February 2019, Paul Lambert was sent off following a touchline bust-up with the opposing team staff during a game against former club and rivals Norwich City.


Paul Lambert was fined and handed a two match touchline ban by the FA.


Paul Lambert later stated he did not regret his actions that led to his dismissal.


Paul Lambert was ultimately unable to keep Ipswich in the division, as relegation was confirmed on 13 April 2019.


Paul Lambert won the EFL League One Manager of the Month award for August 2019.


On 1 January 2020, Paul Lambert signed a new 5-year contract with the club until 2025.


Paul Lambert tested positive for COVID-19 in December 2020, which resulted in the postponement of two league matches.