Former boss Gary Bowyer was sacked by the Lancashire side on Tuesday, but HITC Sport has learnt that owners Venkys had made the decision before the weekend’s 1-1 home draw with Brentford.
Indeed Rovers have lost just one game in their last five, but that form was of little consequence as it was clear that the club’s Indian-based hierarchy had opted for a different way forward from the one which Bowyer presented.
Now, having had a shortlist of three coaches, HITC Sport believes that they have opted for Lambert, who has verbally agreed to the terms put to him.
Lambert is now set for a return to football management at Ewood Park some nine months since his last role.
The 49-year-old has been out of work since leaving Aston Villa in February, as he struggled to lift them away from relegation danger.