Aston Villa sack manager Paul Lambert after club drop into relegation zone

Aston Villa have sacked long-serving manager Paul Lambert, after the Midlands club dropped into the relegation zone for the first time this season, reports BBC Sport.

First-team coach Scott Marshall and goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall have taken caretaker charge until the Villans find a permanent replacement. The move was made following Aston Villa’s 2-0 defeat to Hull City on Tuesday night. The result meant it was a 10th league game without a win, and yet another game they had gone without scoring.

The likes of former Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood, current Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement, and US national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann are all in the frame to replace Lambert at Aston Villa, but there are only 13 Premier League games to go, and the Villans could hardly be in worse form at present.

The club issued a statement following the news, thanks Paul Lambert for his hard work as manager, while adding that a replacement will come “in due course”.

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