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Wolves sack Paul Lambert after just seven months in charge

Following a 15th place finish this season, the Scot becomes the sixth manager to depart Wolves in five years.

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WOLVES HAVE PARTED company with manager Paul Lambert just seven months into his contract at the Molineux.

In a statement released on Tuesday the club said: “Wolves and Paul Lambert have agreed to part company following a football review which took place at the end of the season.”

The club finished 15th in this year’s Championship and secured just two wins in their final seven games this season.

Lambert’s tenure at the club was uncertain in the final weeks of the season following disagreements with the club’s Chinese owners over the signing players.

Lambert was appointed last November but joins all of Kenny Jackett, Dean Saunders and Terry Connor in lasting less than a year in charge, as the Scot becomes the sixth manager to depart since former Ireland boss Mick McCarthy was dismissed in February 2012.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Paul for his dedication and professionalism during his time at the club, which included some memorable victories, and wish him all the best in his future career”, read today’s statement.

Bristol City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship - Ashton Gate Despite knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup, Wolves failed to mount a promotion challenge under Lambert, finishing a place lower than last season. Source: Simon Galloway

Wolves also confirmed that as part of the club’s coaching overhaul, first team coaches Stuart Taylor and Rod Edwards as well as Head of Sport Science Tony Daley would also be leaving the club with immediate effect.

The 47-year-old took over Wolves in 19th position in the Championship in November.

Despite an FA Cup upset against Liverpool in January his side failed to mount a promotion challenge, losing five league outings back-to-back from February through March.

Former Valencia and Porto manager Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to take over, with the club stating that any further announcement on a new Head Coach and backroom team will be made in due course.

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