Manager Paul Lambert has left relegated Stoke City four months
after joining the club to replace Mark Hughes.
Stoke ended a decade in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at
Swansea on Sunday, but Lambert managed only two wins from
his 15 games in charge.
“Whilst he was unable to guide us to safety, it certainly wasn’t
due to a lack of effort, professionalism and dedication,” a Stoke
The Potters added that they plan to name a new boss “as soon
Last week, the club’s owners said they would continue to give
managers time “to prove themselves”.
However, the departure of the ex-Aston Villa and Norwich boss
leaves Stoke looking for a third manager in a year.
“The club would like to thank Paul for his work over the past four
months and wish him well for the future,” the club statement
“Paul would like to thank the board, players and staff for the
opportunity and their support. He would also like to thank the
fans for their unwavering support. Whilst looking forward to his
next challenge, he would like to wish the club every success next