Stoke City on Monday confirmed the appointment of Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager. The former Aston Villa coach will replace Mark Hughes, after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Potters.
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Stoke Chairman, Peter Coates said: “Paul greatly impressed us with his knowledge of our squad and had a clear plan of how he would improve our results.
“He’s a man who backed himself as a player, none more so than when he turned down contract offers in Scotland to go on trial in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, and it’s obvious he adopts the same approach as a manager.”
Stoke City currently occupy 18th position in the Premier League as a trip to Old Trafford beckons on Monday night. Although new manager, Paul Lambert will not be in charge, the club hierarchy would be hoping that this news can spur the team to put in a good performance against the Red Devils.