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Ex-Villa manager Paul Lambert takes charge at Blackburn Rovers

Paul Lambert has been named the new manager of Blackburn Rovers Credit: Blacburn Rovers Football Club official Twitter accout

Blackburn Rovers have announced that Paul Lambert has been appointed as the club's new manager.

The former Aston Villa boss will be joined at Ewood Park by ex-Rovers player and youth team coach Alan Irvine as his assistant.

Rovers’ former head of youth coaching Rob Kelly and goalkeeping coach Laurence Batty will also be part of the new-look backroom team.

The new manager will be presented to the media on Monday.