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Lambert New U's Boss

Colchester United have named Paul Lambert as their new manager.

Lambert was unveiled at a 5 o'clock press conference and takes over from Geraint Williams as U's boss. The Welshmen left the Weston Homes Community Stadium after a poor start to the League campaign.

Lambert has been without a job since leaving Wycombe Wanderers in May.

Caretaker-manager Kit Symons will take charge of the U's weekend trip to Cheltenham Town, along with Joe Dunne, before Lambert takes over on Monday. The 39-year-old is likely to bring in his own backroom staff.

U's chairman Robbie Cowling was delighted to have captured the ex-Celtic man, he told CU-FC.com: "I think we had a massively high calibre of candidates who applied and showed an interest.

"We narrowed those down and interviewed four candidates from there.

"At that point, Paul was head and shoulders above the other candidates and he was so impressive that the board of directors were unanimous in their decision.

"I think the determination that he showed shone through and he showed a good knowledge of the squad that he would inherit from the previous manager.

"He felt that he could win with what he has and showed a real desire to take this football club forward."

Vital Colchester would like to welcome Paul to the club and wish him the best of luck in his time with the U's.


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Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 9 2008

Time: 5:03PM

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Not Impressed!
Deeno
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09/10/2008 17:22:00

Me neither! He hasnt achieved anything doesn't have much experience and isn't really the "must be someone good" that Cowling was on about.
ooohhJohnnieJackson
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09/10/2008 17:52:00

Well, not number one on my list, but am not overly disappointed. Welcome Paul. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
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09/10/2008 17:59:00

Hasnt achieved anything? He got wycombe to the play offs and a league cup semi final.
Daryl Peck
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09/10/2008 18:13:00

I know, pretty impressive if you ask me, overall good appointment.
StevieG Col U
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09/10/2008 18:24:00

He NEARLY got wycombe into the play-off final and NEARLY into the league cup final............Steve MaClaren NEARLY got England to Euro 98, Graham Taylor NEARLY got England to the 1990 World Cup finals- as a manager Lambert has won nothing.
ooohhJohnnieJackson
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09/10/2008 20:30:00

At first I was suprised... now I'm willing to accept that he deserves a chance! Parky was a gamble, and he did well. Williams was a risk, and he did ok. His is also a stab in the dark... he is not a huge name but did stand out among all possibles, Cowling says!
Matt_Us
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09/10/2008 21:14:00

Well, I'm happy, even if others are not (ooohhJohnnieJackson) lol!
StevieG Col U
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09/10/2008 21:47:00

Euro 98... the keys are so close, yet so far!! He might do well, let#s hope so!
Matt_Us
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09/10/2008 23:20:00

 

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