Former Celtic captain Paul Lambert has left his role as Ipswich Town manager by mutual consent. The League One club announced that the Scotsman would leave his role as a takeover nears. Despite being two points off the play-off places, with a game in hand. Lambert spent over two years with the Tractor Boys, operating under tight budget constraints. The midfielder signed for Celtic in 1997 and was part of the side that stopped Rangers’ ten-in-a-row as well as winning the league cup under Wim Jansen.
However, he fought with Preston’s owner and with a takeover nearing, a mutual agreement was struck to part ways as the club look to regain their place in The Championship.
Ipswich Town has today parted company with manager Paul Lambert by mutual consent.
The Club thanks Paul for his efforts while in charge at Portman Road, and wishes him well for the future.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) February 28, 2021
Lambert cut his teeth in management in Scotland but has since been down south, with spells in the Premier League and lower leagues.
Following Jansen’s departure, the ex-Dortmund midfielder remained at the club during two tough years before becoming a mainstay in Martin O’Neill’s side that wrestled domination back from Rangers. Lambert also captained Celtic to a European Final in Seville, falling agonisingly short versus Porto.