Report: Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert interested in taking over vacant Dundee United role

The former Celtic player was sacked by Aston Villa in February.

This week saw Dundee United part company with their manager Jackie McNamara. The two parties came to a mutual agreement to terminate his employment following defeat to St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend.

The Terrors are currently second from bottom in the table after struggling to get results this season after watching their three key players, Nadir Ciftci, Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven join league rivals Celtic in the past year.

So with the manager’s job free who might be keen on taking on this role at Tannadice?

According to one report former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is one interested party.

According to The Courier, Dundee United have a list of names for the job and whilst Lambert is not on said list he is keen on letting them know of his desire to return to managing in Scotland.

The likes of Stuart McCall, Tommy Wright and Mixu Paattelainen are also said to be interested but if Lambert is available he surely trumps the others.

Lambert left Villa in February after struggling in the league last season, with the club looking at potential relegation.

He had previously led Villa for two full seasons but was an unpopular figure among the fans for his transfer policy and style of play.

Lambert has previously managed in Scotland, having a stint at Livingston but this would mark a move back north of the border for the first time since taking over at Wycombe Wanderers in 2006.

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