Wolverhampton Wanderers have been on the lookout for a new boss since sacking Walter Zenga less than three months into his reign having won just four of their opening 14 Championship fixtures.
The 47-year-old Lambert was most recently in charge of Blackburn Rovers last season and also has Premier League experience from his time at Norwich City and Wolves’ Midlands rivals Aston Villa.
“We are delighted that Paul has agreed to become our new Head Coach. He arrives at Wolves with extensive managing experience at different levels, in recent years in the Premier League and the Championship. Myself and [sporting director] Kevin [Thelwell] have spent many hours with Paul during the lengthy interview process, and have been very impressed with his thoughts on football and his vision for Wolves,” main director Jeff Shi told the club’s official website.
Wolves have also appointed Stuart Taylor as first-team coach to work alongside existing coach Rob Edwards.