Stoke City have officially appointed former Aston Villa and Norwich manager Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager.
Signing in as a successor of Mark Hughes, Lambert has put pen to paper a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Potters.
Stoke City are currently under threats of relegation zone as they are in the 18th spot of the domestic league table with four consecutive match losses.
Furthermore, the club has been knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two side Coventry City in a 2-1 encounter earlier this month.
Lambert has watched Monday’s match against Manchester United from the stands and took over the following day (check out the betting odds).
In an interview with Stoke City chairman Peter Coates, he said: “Paul greatly impressed us with his knowledge of our squad and had a clear plan of how he would improve our results.
“He’s a man who backed himself as a player, none more so than when he turned down contract offers in Scotland to go on trial in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, and it’s obvious he adopts the same approach as a manager.”
In addition, vice-chairman John Coates also said: “Paul has been successful in management at clubs with a strong and stable background and with local ownership – the kind of foundation we are able to give to our managers.
“We were determined to appoint someone with Premier League experience or an extensive knowledge of English football.”
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