Paul Lambert holds initial talks with QPR and Blackburn

Paul Lambert is ready to get back into management
Image: Paul Lambert has held initial talks with QPR and Blackburn according to Sky sources

Paul Lambert has held initial talks with both Blackburn Rovers and QPR over the vacant manager positions at both clubs, according to Sky sources.

We understand Lambert is open to a return to management, nine months after his departure from Aston Villa and is currently Sky Bet favourite to take over at Blackburn.

Gary Bowyer lost his job at Ewood Park after overseeing just three wins this season and became the eighth managerial departure of the campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.

Chris Ramsey was sacked as QPR boss on November 5, with Neil Warnock quickly made interim head coach. However, he has said he is not interested in taking the job permanently.

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However, Lambert is a man in demand with Sky sources revealing that the former Villa boss is also on Fulham's shortlist of five potential candidates to take over at Craven Cottage along with Nigel Pearson, Slavisa Jokanovic, Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett and current Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

Gary Bowyer lost his job at Blackburn after overseeing just three wins this season and became the eighth managerial departure of the campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.

Lambert left Aston Villa in February after three years in charge at the club. He has also managed Norwich, Colchester United, Wycombe Wanderers and Livingston in Scotland.  

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