A report by the Guardian has seemingly offered a prediction on what the immediate future may hold for the Paul Lambert era at Ipswich Town, with the former Norwich City boss having faced criticism throughout his tenure in charge.
Following their relegation to League One in 2019, many expected the Tractor Boys to return to the Championship at the first attempt, with the club managing to hold onto a fair few of their better players despite being unable to avoid the drop.
However the club fell well short of expectations as they finished in a disappointing 11th place after PPG was enforced following the outbreak of the current pandemic that the UK and much of the world finds itself in – causing many of the club’s supporters to inevitably call for the sacking of the Scotsman.
It now appears unlikely that the club will be anticipating any managerial changes in the near future, with said report stating the following about Lambert’s current situation:
“The Guardian understands there is no prospect of a new manager being sought unless Ipswich fall well away from the top six”
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The ex-Stoke City manager currently has five years remaining on his contract at Portman Road after signing fresh terms last January.
In my eyes, Ipswich have started the season as well as they could’ve hoped to, with various injuries and inconsistencies bound to cause issues for any club at League One level.
Lambert is always going to get stick because of his Norwich connections but I think supporters need to move past that in order for the club to achieve it’s goal and return to the Championship at the second time of asking.
With January offering the potential to add to their current crop, things could well be looking up for the Tractor Boys if they can improve their current form after just two wins in five league outings.
I don’t see Lambert staying the full five years but at the same time I think Ipswich could do a lot worse than the former Wolves boss.