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PAUL LAMBERT

  • DATE OF BIRTH

    07/08/1969

  • COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    SCOTLAND

  • STATUS

    MANAGER

  • CLUB

    Aston Villa

  • PREMIER LEAGUE SEASONS

    4

Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
119 35 31 53 142 200 136 29.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs Norwich City, Aston Villa
Champions -
Manager of the Year -
Manager of the Month -
Other Honours

Norwich City
   League 1: 2009/10
   Promotion to Championship: 2009/10
   Promotion to Premier League: 2010/11

Career Summary

After a glittering playing career that included winning the UEFA Champions League with German side Borussia Dortmund in 1997, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is now in his second managerial role in the Barclays Premier League.

The former Scotland international gained his first taste of management with Scottish side Livingston before making the move to the English Football League with Wycombe Wanderers. A successful spell, including a memorable run to the League Cup semi-finals, earned him the job as Colchester United manager in League One.

At the start of the 2009/10 campaign, Lambert’s Colchester side routed Norwich City 7-1 on the opening day of the season and that was enough to impress the board at Carrow Road, who promptly hired the Scotsman ahead of their next match in a bid to get promoted back to the Championship.

Lambert remarkably guided the Canaries to back-to-back promotions and they returned to the Premier League for the first time since 2005 in the 2011/12 campaign. His newly-promoted side performed admirably in their first season back in the top flight, finishing 12th in the league.

His success earned him a move to ever-present Premier League side Aston Villa ahead of the 2012/13 season and the purchase of powerful Belgian forward Christian Benteke was one of the highlights of his first season in the Midlands with his young squad.

Villa finished 15th in the 2012/13 campaign and Lambert guided them to 15th again last season, despite injury problems and relying on young and inexperienced players.

Playing Career
Clubs

St Mirren: 1985-93
Motherwell: 1993-96
Borussia Dortmund: 1996-97
Celtic: 1997-05
Livingston: 2005-06

View manager profile on the official Aston Villa Football Club website

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