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 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.