Date: 27th October 2018 at 12:35pm
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Paul Lambert has been confirmed as the new Ipswich manager on a contract until 2021, the Tractor Boys have announced.

The former Norwich boss has also announced his backroom team and among them, he has taken the Canaries’ U23 Coach, Matt Gill.

Bit of a shock that.

Gill re-joined Norwich, his boyhood club in the summer of 2009 as one of Bryan Gunn’s summer signings. Lambert replaced Gunn just weeks into the 09/10 season starting after his Colchester United team had inflicted a 1-7 defeat on City at Carrow Road on the opening day.

He made just 10 appearances in League One before being moved on and then returning in 2014 as an academy coach.

Under Daniel Farke, Gill became the U23 coach and it seems that he will be a loss, having spoken to the media just two weeks ago alongside Academy Manager, Steve Weaver.

Good old Hucks!

Seriously, this is another reminder that there is no loyalty in football, even it seems, from a local born (Fakenham) lad.

I dare say that his new role at Ipswich as Lambert’s first team coach is a step up and I guess his relationship with Lambert was key to the appointment too.

David Wright (ex-Ipswich and Norwich) will move up from the U18s to take over the U23s for Monday’s PL2 match against Fulham with no permanent announcement yet made.

OTBC

 

3 Replies to “Lambert Confirmed At Ipswich But He’s Taken A Norwich Coach With Him”

  • Based on Lambert’s record the last few years will he still be there come new year? Shame about Matt Gill. Did he feel let down by Steve Weavers appointment?

  • Things have got so bad for them they are celebrafing the appointment of someone that peaked about 7 years ago and has overseen nothing but failure since.

    They feel as though they have got one over us and that trumps any rational thinling on their part. I would have my head in my hands if we got George Burley in.

  • Absolutely, Jeff. There is an undercurrent among their fans on social media that they have somehow got one over us, which is bizarre. He’s got a sow’s ear of a squad to work with too. Surely Evans must’ve promised a cash injection in January…

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