Aston Villa fans give scathing reaction as Paul Lambert announces Blackburn departure

The former Villa boss announced on Thursday he would be stepping down as Rovers boss at the end of the season.

Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has lasted just a single season at Championship side Blackburn Rovers after he announced on Thursday that he would be stepping down from his role at the end of the season.

The 46-year-old joined the Lancashire side in November after being sacked as Villa manager nine months earlier but endured a less-than-successful time at Ewood Park.

Despite initially steering the club to three wins from an unbeaten first five league matches after his appointment, the club have managed just five more victories in the 23 Championship fixtures since mid-December.

Lambert managed to stave off any serious threat of relegation, but his announcement comes with the club struggling in 18th place with just two games of the season left after a run of six games without a win.

During his nearly three years at Villa, Lambert kept the Birmingham club in the Premier League on a tight budget, something which he claimed earlier this month should be seen as a considerable achievement.

However, Villa fans clearly do not hold any fond memories of the Scot's time in charge despite things having taken a significant turn for the worse this season since his departure.

It seems they have also noticed their former manager's tendency to discuss the club at seemingly any given opportunity, something which they sardonically pointed out Lambert may have more time to do in a few weeks' time.

Others, however, chose to make their feelings clear before the former Celtic man had time to be linked with the vacant managerial post at Villa Park.

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