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Paul Lambert to leave Blackburn Rovers

Manager Paul Lambert will leave Blackburn Rovers after the club's last match of the season. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Blackburn Rovers says the club's manager Paul Lambert is to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

The club says Lambert has decided to activate a release clause in his contract and will step down after Rovers' final game of the season against Reading on May 7.

The club has thanked Lambert for his efforts since joining in November and says the search for a new manager will begin immediately.

I would like to place on record my thanks to the Owners, and especially the players, staff and fans for the tremendous backing and support I have received since I arrived.

It’s a brilliant club, with great people, and I wish it every success in the future. For now, I remain fully focused and determined to try to win the final two games of the season, starting this Saturday against Rotherham.

– Paul Lambert

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Fans react to Gary Bowyer's departure from Blackburn

Fans are reacting to Bowyer's departure Credit: PA

Blackburn dismiss Gary Bowyer as manager

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Championship side Blackburn Rovers have dismissed manager Gary Bowyer with the club 16th in the Championship.

The 44-year-old had two spells as caretaker manager at Ewood Park, before being appointed as manager in May 2013.

He finished eighth in his first full season, followed by ninth last year, but Rovers have struggled this this season with just three wins.

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