Full Name: Paul Lambert
Date of Birth: 7 August 1969
Place of Birth: Linwood, Scotland
Paul Lambert was named manager of Aston Villa on the 2nd June 2012, replacing the sacked Alex McLeish who departed the club two weeks earlier.
Lambert offered his resignation to his then current club Norwich City on 31 May 2012, but the club declined it but it was always a matter of time before the Scot joined the Villa Park club.
Before Aston Villa
Paul Lambert had a very successful playing career helping German giants Borrussia Dortmund to win the European Champions League, and Celtic to several domestic titles.
The former midfielder played over 570 club games, and also represented his country Scotland on 40 occasions.
June 1 2005, Paul pick up his first management job with Scottish side Livingston. He didnt have the best of starts to his manager career after resigning just seven months into his contract following just two victories.
The following year he headed down South and was named manager of Wycombe Wanderers on 30 June 2006. Lambert lead Wycombe to the League Cup Semi Finals, beating both Premiership sides Fulham and Charlton Athletic on there way. It was the first time a forth division side had made it so far in the competition. He resigned his from his position on 20 May 2008 following elimination from the League Two play-offs.
October 9 2008 he was appointed manager of League One side, Colchester United. During his first season United did flirt with the play-offs but ended up with a mid table finish.
The following season his side beat Norwich City 7-1 on the opening day of the season before leaving the club to take over the Canaries.
He then led Norwich City to back to back promotions from League 1 to the Premiership. There first season back amongst the Elite of English football sore them finish in a very respectable mid table position.
Paul Lambert was inducted to the Norwich City hall of fame on 20 March 2012.