Lambert is new City boss
Norwich City have appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager.The Canaries have moved swiftly after sacking Bryan Gunn on Friday and the new man will be at Griffin Park tonight to watch the League One encounter at Brentford.
Norwich City have appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager.
The Canaries have moved swiftly after sacking Bryan Gunn on Friday and the new man will be at Griffin Park tonight to watch the League One encounter at Brentford.
Lambert has been brought in by new chief executive David McNally just 10 days after masterminding Colchester's 7-1 defeat of City at Carrow Road - the result that ultimately cost Gunn his job.
It is understood he will be placed on a year's rolling contract and Norwich and Colchester are now in discussions over compensation.
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Lambert will also decide soon on his backroom staff. Assisting him at Colchester were former Canaries Ian Culverhouse and player-coach Gary Holt.
Meanwhile, current coaching duo Ian Butterworth and Ian Crook will be in charge of the side at Brentford.
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Lambert, who played for Celtic and Borussia Dortmund, has also managed Livingston and Wycombe Wanderers after a successful playing career which saw him pick up a Uefa Champions League winners medal with Dortmund in 1997.
Lambert took the reins at the Colchester Community Stadium in October 2008, leading the U's to a mid-table finish in League One. He has started this season with two wins from two in the league.
Previously, he was in charge of Wycombe Wanderers for two years, leading them to a historic semi-final League Cup appearance in January 2007. Wycombe beat Premiership sides Fulham and Charlton Athletic en route to becoming the first fourth tier side since Chester City in 1974-75 to reach the semis. It also marked the first time in the club's history they had progressed beyond the second round of the competition.
His first managerial appointment was north of the border with Scottish Premier League side Livingston in June 2005, however he resigned after just eight months in charge.
The 40-year-old former midfielder began his playing career with St Mirren and won his first winners medal with the Saints in 1987 as a 17-year-old, when they beat Dundee United at Hampden Park in extra-time in the Scottish Cup Final.
Lambert moved to Motherwell in 1993, before moving abroad to join Borussia Dortmund three years later. The Scottish international midfielder made history with the German side when they defeated Italian giants Juventus 3-1 in the Uefa Champions League Final in Munich, in 1997.
After one season in Germany, the Paisley-born Lambert returned to Scotland with Celtic, where he went on to win four Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups and two CIS Insurance Cups, as well as captaining the side to the 2003 Uefa Cup final - which ended in a 3-2 defeat to Portuguese side Porto after extra-time. Lambert spent eight years as a key figure at Celtic Park before moving into management with Livingston.
Lambert won 40 international caps with Scotland, scoring once, including playing in the 1998 World Cup in France, and made more than 650 appearances at club level.