Report: Blackburn Rovers set to appoint ex-Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert as manager

Jack Walker statue at Ewood Park

The Championship club sacked Gary Bowyer earlier today.

Blackburn Rovers have severed ties with their manager Gary Bowyer today. The club are currently 16th in the Championship and have won just once in their last six games.

Bowyer has been in the job since May 2013 and helped guide the club to high finishes in the league in the last two seasons but has finally faced the chop at Ewood Park - after previously working as a caretaker boss at the club on two occasions.

His assistant Terry McPhillips has also left the club along with Craig Short, Tony Grant and John Keely has also left.

It is now being reported, by the Daily Mail among others, that they have already lined up his replacement, former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert.

The Scot has been out of work since being sacked by Villa in February 2015 and being replaced by tim Sherwood.

Lambert's time at Villa was mixed. He alienated himself from fans by the end of his tenure because of the club's slow style of play.

However Blackburn will be encouraged by his excellent record in the Football League with Colchester United and Norwich City.

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