Former Celtic hero rules himself out of Scottish Premiership vacancy

Former Celtic hero Paul Lambert will not be making a return to Scottish Football as the manager of Motherwell. The 53-year-old is reportedly not keen on the Fir Park gig as the Steelmen look to avoid the drop following a dismal campaign.

According to The Sun, Lambert is not interested in the role vacated after Motherwell wielded the axe on Stevie Hammell after the 3-1 loss to Raith Rovers in Kirkcaldy.

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Lambert has been travelling Europe and the former Aston Villa and Norwich manager underwent a refresher of his UEFA Pro Licence as he decides on his next move in management. However, the report says that it will not be at Fir Park.

Lambert left North Lanarkshire for Germany before the move back to Scotland to join Wim Jansen’s 1997/98 squad. The midfielder would become a key feature of the successful teams under Jansen and then Martin O’Neill.

Photo imago/Miguelez Sports Foto Dimitrij Alejnitschew (re., FC Porto) gegen Paul Lambert (Celtic) –  FC Porto – Celtic Glasgow 3:2 n.V., Vdig Sevilla Dynamik, Fußball EC 3 Herren Mannschaft Gruppenbild Aktion Personen

Lambert made 274 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals and won 4 Leagues, 2 League Cups and 2 Scottish Cups in his time at the club. Given any excuse, it is worth mentioning his goal against Rangers in the New Years Derby. Lambert came up with one of the biggest goals of his career in a game against Rangers at Celtic Park. The ball sat up nicely for the Scotland Internationalist, who struck the ball perfectly to leave Andy Gorum, who had so often foiled Celtic, with no chance.

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