Paul Lambert is one of those football managers that has a busy CV having coached at numerous clubs.
The Scotsman’s longest spells were in charge of Norwich City and then Aston Villa.
After taking the position at the Midlands outfit in 2012, Lambert had a shaky term, during which he oversaw a damaging 8-0 defeat to Chelsea.
In the end, the club managed to stay in the Premier League and the former Borussia Dortmund player managed to guide the team to the semi-finals of the League Cup.
The 2013-14 campaign was fairly mediocre, and the following season was not completed by Lambert as he was sacked in February 2015.
Since then, the 48-year-old has had stints as manager of Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
After being out of work for almost eight months, Lambert has been picked up by Stoke City, who have hired him on a two-and-a-half-year contract following the recent dismissal of Mark Hughes.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 15, 2018
The news prompted a number of Villa fans to tweet their views on the appointment.
Stoke are desperate to be appointing lambert. The guy is clueless #avfc
— Callum (@CGGAVFC) January 15, 2018
— Mark Stacey (@Staceman) January 15, 2018
— Sean Williams (@92Swb) January 15, 2018
I never thought I’d find myself laughing at a managerial appointment but I actually burst out laughing when I read Paul Lambert had been appointed as Stoke’s new manager. On behalf of Villa fans everywhere, enjoy #AVFC #SCFC
— B (@manonhisphone) January 15, 2018
I don't even particularly like Stoke City but, as an #AVFC fan, I can say with some authority that appointing Paul Lambert manager when the transfer window's open is an accident waiting to happen. pic.twitter.com/2Elieqw6U7
— Lou (@Lou_IzIs) January 15, 2018
— Rob Aston 🦁💜💙 (@RobA19) January 15, 2018
— Jacob Groves (@JacobGroves94) January 15, 2018
Paul Lambert biggest problem is going to be getting his players to understand what he’s saying. #avfc
— ZNG AVF'C (@farria_c) January 15, 2018