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Championship club Ipswich Town have appointed former Norwich and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert as manager.

Lambert, 49, succeeds Paul Hurst, who was sacked on Thursday, and has joined with Ipswich bottom of the table with only one league win this season.

The ex-Scotland international left his role as Stoke boss in May after their relegation from the Premier League.

The club announced on Saturday that Lambert had signed a contract at Portman Road until summer 2021.

He will watch his new side from the stands at Millwall on Saturday as Bryan Klug takes caretaker charge.

Lambert took the Canaries to the Premier League in 2011 following back-to-back promotions and becomes the first man to manage both East Anglia sides.

He won only two of his 15 games in charge of Stoke after replacing Mark Hughes in January.

As a player, Lambert won the Champions League with German side Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and claimed four Scottish titles with Celtic, as well as earning 40 caps for his country.

He has also managed Wolves, Blackburn, Colchester and Wycombe in England.

Former Shrewsbury boss Hurst lasted less than five months at Portman Road having been brought in to replace Mick McCarthy this summer.

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