Lambert Is New U's Boss
Thursday, 9th Oct 2008 16:55
Colchester United today appointed former Wycombe Wanderers boss Paul Lambert as their new manager.
At a 5pm Press Conference the ex-boss of one of the United's main rivals was appointed as the man to take the club back to The Championship.
Paul Lambert, the former Scotland International, was today appointed by Robbie Cowling after an extensive interview process. Lambert, who started his career with St Mirren before moving on to Mothwell, German side Borussia Dortmund, Celtic and Livingston, played forty times for Scotland and gained a Champions League Winner Medal with Dortmund in 1997.
The Paisley born midfielder had taken all his UEFA coaching badges before taking on the manager's job at Livingston but his tenure there ended with the two wins in his reign.
He then moved on to United's arch-rivals from Buckinghamshire where he lead them to League Cup wins over Premiership sides Fulham and Charlton Athletin as the Chairboys made it to the semi-finals before losing to Chelsea in the Semi-finals. After failing to get the club promoted (they lost in last season's play-off's), Lambert resigned.
There is bound to be disappointment with the United faithful over this appointment. Lambert has no track record to speak off and won 44 of his 107 games in charge of Wanderers. With some high profile names linked to the job, only time will tell whether Robbie Cowling has got the right man.
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