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Managerial ins and outs in the Sky Bet Championship

20 November 2015

The international break has brought its fair share of managerial tweaks, meaning there will be a few new faces occupying the dugouts this weekend.

A total of five clubs have, between them, reshuffled, parted ways and/or appointed in the last fortnight.

New men in charge

Blackburn Rovers

Paul Lambert was instated as Blackburn Rovers manager last weekend following the departure of Gary Bowyer from Ewood Park.

Lambert, who guided Norwich City to back-to-back promotions between 2009 and 2011 en route to Premier League status, takes up his first managerial role since leaving Aston Villa back in February.

Read more: Blackburn Rovers part company with Gary Bowyer after 'disappointing start'

He takes the reins with Rovers lying 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table, and with just one win in their last six games.

Lancashire rivals Preston North End represent Lambert's first challenge on Saturday, and Blackburn haven't been defeated on League duty by the Lilywhites since 1979.

Read more: Paul Lambert looking to launch 'exciting era' at Blackburn Rovers

Huddersfield Town

After overseeing the Terriers' 3-0 defeat to Yorkshire rivals Leeds United from the stands a fortnight ago, David Wagner will be on the touchline for the first time as Huddersfield Town boss this weekend.

Wagner arrives from Borussia Dortmund, where he coached the club's Under-23 side and was a key part of former manager Jurgen Klopp's set-up.

Read more: David Wagner the perfect fit for Huddersfield Town - Dean Hoyle

He takes up his first senior managerial vacancy, and visits Sheffield Wednesday in his maiden game.

Steadying the ship – Queens Park Rangers

QPR are yet to announce a new, full-time manager at Loftus Road, but have called on some rather experienced heads to fill the void for the time being.

After the departure of Chris Ramsey earlier this month, former boss Neil Warnock stepped in to take charge of their goalless stalemate with Preston a fortnight ago.

Read more: Neil Warnock returns to take charge of Queens Park Rangers

Warnock, who guided Rangers to Championship promotion in 2011, remains at the helm for the Friday night trip to Middlesbrough, and has brought in Kevin Blackwell to assist him. The pair previously worked together at Sheffield United.

Yet to appoint - Charlton Athletic and Fulham

Two clubs currently without a permanent manager heading into Matchday 17 are Fulham and Charlton Athletic.

Fulham parted ways with Kit Symons following their 5-1 thumping by Birmingham City at Craven Cottage two weeks ago, and the head coach vacancy is yet to be filled.

Read more: Fulham aiming for higher level of success after Kit Symons' departure

Charlton, meanwhile, have interim boss Karel Fraeye holding the fort once again, and it's their turn to face Birmingham this time around.

Read more: Guy Luzon and Charlton Athletic part ways after latest loss

You can keep up-to-date with the progress of all the new and temporary Sky Bet Championship managers this weekend, via our live Twitter feed, @SkyBetChamp.



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