Stoke City FC news: Paul Lambert leaves role as manager following the club’s relegation from the Premier League


Paul Lambert leaves Stoke City following the club's relegation from the Premier LeagueStoke City FC news: Paul Lambert leaves role as manager following the club's relegation from the Premier League

Paul Lambert has left Stoke

Paul Lambert has left his role as Stoke City manager by mutual consent, the club have announced.

The Scot was only appointed in January, replacing Mark Hughes on a short-term contract.

But he has now departed having been unable to keep the Potters in the Premier League.

A club statement read: “Stoke City can confirm that Paul Lambert has today left his position as manager by mutual consent.

“The club would like to thank Paul for his work over the past four months and wish him well for the future. Whilst he was unable to guide us to Premier League safety after being appointed in January, it certainly wasn’t due to a lack of effort, professionalism and dedication on his part. 

“Paul would like to thank the Board, players and staff for the opportunity and their support. He would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support. Whilst looking forward to his next challenge, he would like to wish the club every success next season.

“The club will appoint a replacement as soon as possible in order to give the new manager time to prepare for the challenge of the 2018/19 season in the Championship.

“The club will be making no further comment at this stage.”



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