Paul Lambert to Celtic odds fall after Blackburn departure

Paul Lambert will leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season. Picture: SNS

Paul Lambert will leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season. Picture: SNS

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Former Celtic star Paul Lambert is among the favourites to take over as manager after he announced his impending departure from Blackburn Rovers.

The odds on Lambert to succeed Ronny Deila as manager were way out at 33/1. However, they have now been slashed to as little 2/1 after Lambert revealed he will be leaving Ewood Park at the end of the season.

Lambert only joined in October but has been unsuccessful in his attempts to significantly drag the underachieving club up the league table.

The club announced in a statement on their website that both parties will be going their separate ways at the end of the season

Lambert said: “I would like to place on record my thanks to the owners and especially the players, staff and fans for the tremendous backing and support I have received since I arrived.

“It’s a brilliant club, with great people, and I wish it every success in the future.”

Lambert played at Celtic Park for eight seasons after joining from Borussia Dortmund, where he won the Champions League.

While at Celtic he helped the club win four league titles and reach the 2003 UEFA Cup final.

After an unsuccessful first job in management with Livingston, he managed to rebuild his reputation with Wycombe and Colchester and was one of the most sought after managers in Britain following successive promotions with Norwich City.

He then struggled to improve the fortunes of Aston Villa, eventually being forced out in February last year before taking over at Blackburn.

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