Paul Lambert is the manager of Blackburn Rovers. The Scot replaced Gary Bowyer on 15th November, returning to the managerial arena for the first time since leaving Aston Villa back in February. Lambert will now be looking to make a big impact at the Lancashire outfit, who have endured a difficult time in recent years.
Lambert had a successful playing career and is a Champions League winner having won the competition with Borussia Dortmund in 1997. The Scot also has a host of Scottish titles and cups to his name after spending a large part of his career at Celtic. He also made 40 appearances for Scotland and appeared in the 1998 World Cup.
To date Lambert has managed four teams, including Livingston, Wycombe Wanderers, Colchester United and currently Norwich. During his time at Wycombe Lambert led the club to the semi-finals of the League Cup, where they took Premier League giants Chelsea to a replay. This was a significant achievement as it was the first time in over 30 years that a fourth tier team had reached that stage of the competition.
After running away with the League One title in his first season in charge of Norwich in 2009/10, Lambert achieved the rare feat of winning back-to-back promotions, before leading the Canaries to a creditable 12th place finish in top-flight.
Villa took charge of Villa in June 2012, with the club finishing 15th in his two seasons so far.