Aston Villa have fired manager Paul Lambert after a disastrous season that has seen them score just 12 goals in 25 Premier League matches.
With broadcast revenues set to shoot through the roof for England’s top flight, Villa owner Randy Lerner is understandably loathe to lose out on such riches. With the club currently languishing in the relegation zone, the American likely felt like he had no choice but to act – especially given the distinct unpopularity of Lambert amongst the fanbase.
A club statement read:
Aston Villa Football Club has parted company this evening with manager Paul Lambert.
First-team coach Scott Marshall and goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall will continue to prepare the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Leicester City at Villa Park.
The club would also like to place on record its thanks to Paul and take this opportunity to wish him every success in the future.
The club will announce a new manager in due course.