Stoke’s owners were impressed by Lambert’s pedigree as a Champions League-winning player for Borussia Dortmund.
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Struggling Stoke City appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager Monday after the Scot signed a 2-1/2-year contract to replace the sacked Mark Hughes.The club faced Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League Monday, but the 48-year-old former Aston Villa and Norwich City manager took charge Tuesday.Stoke are third from bottom of the Premier League after taking just 20 points from 22 games.Lambert, who played under O'Neill during an eight-year spell at Celtic and has also managed Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers, emerged as the preferred candidate and the club acted swiftly to appoint him.
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