Chelsea to name Paul Lambert as new manager

Roman Abramovich is in talks with Ipswich Town about taking Paul Lambert to be his new manager at Chelsea.

Chelsea are impressed with the Ipswich boss’ record since taking over at Portman Road and see him as an ideal replacement for Frank Lampard.

Lampard was sacked today with the London club in ninth position in the Premier League, after finishing fourth last season.

Meanwhile, Lambert has guided Ipswich to League One survival yet again, with the once giant of European football sitting in ninth place in English football’s third tier.

The Scot failed to keep Ipswich in the Championship when he joined in 2018. Despite being favourites for an instant return, the Suffolk club ended last season in a dismal 11th place.

With this season being equally uninspiring, the fans are calling for Lambert’s head. Even the sleepy local paper (not the loyal Suffolk Gazette, course) has now called on Ipswich owner Marcus Evans to sack him.

However, it now seems clear Evans has kept hold of Lambert this long so that he can claim compensation from Chelsea.

Chelsea insider Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “Lampard had to go, and when we found out Paul Lambert was under pressure at Ipswich, the decision was easy.

“He told us in secret calls that he’s played at big clubs, and it’s nae normal that Ipswich are unhappy with him.”

Despite success at Norwich, Lambert has been unlucky not to do well at other clubs, including Wolves, Aston Villa, Stoke and Blackburn.

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