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Paul Lambert looking to launch 'exciting era' at Blackburn Rovers

16 November 2015

Paul Lambert has stated his intentions of bringing success to Ewood Park after being confirmed as the new manager of Blackburn Rovers.

The 46-year-old takes his first coaching post since he departed Aston Villa in February, and is aiming to create an attractive brand of football at his new club.

Blackburn Rovers are delighted to welcome Paul Lambert as the club's new manager.

— Blackburn Rovers (@OneRovers) November 15, 2015
“I would like to thank the owners and Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to manage such a fantastic club," he told

"Blackburn Rovers is a club with superb support and fine traditions, being a founding member of both the Football League and the Premier League.

"After a short period out of the game, I feel refreshed and I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.

"I bring with me a very trusted backroom team that I believe is equipped to help me create an exciting era for the club and I hope to deliver a brand of football that will both entertain the supporters and bring success.”

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Lambert has enjoyed managerial success in The Football League before, having taken Norwich City from bottom of League 1 to Championship promotion in the 2009/10 season. The following campaign, he led the Canaries to a second-place finish in the Championship, earning them an automatic route to the Premier League.

He takes charge of a Rovers side who sit 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table, having won just one of their previous six games. A trip to Preston North End is first up for Lambert, with the Lilywhites currently level with Blackburn on 17 points in the standings.

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