Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert held talks with the club’s owner on Friday as he battles to keep his job, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
Lambert has come under significant fire from the club’s fanbase recently, with the Tractor Boys having won just three of their last ten league games, a run which has seen them drop to 11th in the League One table, five points off the play-off places.
It was also reported last month that dressing room unrest was growing, and that Lambert’s relationship with some senior players had become fractured, and it now seems as though the pressure may be starting to tell.
According to this latest report, Lambert held talks with Ipswich owner Marcus Evans on Friday, in a meeting that had been brought forward from last week, with the former Scotland international’s position coming under intense scrutiny.
Any decision on whether or not to relieve Lambert of his duties will be made by Evans, and it remains to be seen what the fallout from that meeting will be.
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On the pitch, Ipswich face a tricky task in their search for a return to form on Saturday afternoon, as they host eight-place Oxford United – who have won nine of their last ten league games – at Portman Road.
This certainly looks to be an intriguing update on Lambert’s future.
It is no surprise to see that he is coming under intense pressure at Ipswich at the minute, given his side are not performing anywhere near what they should be right now.
Indeed, with fans making their feelings known, you also have to feel that the pressure is growing on Evans somewhat to make a decision here with regards to the managerial situation at the club.
As a result, given this meeting had supposedly been scheduled for next week, you wonder whether the decision to bring it forward could be with the view to some sort of ultimatum being handed to Lambert in respect of this weekend’s game.