New Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert, who was appointed only this week, has stated that he is feeling refreshed after a small break from football.
The manager has been out of work since leaving Aston Villa back in February. He was replaced by Tim Sherwood as fears of relegation grew at Villa Park. The club was only narrowly managed to avoid relegation in the previous two seasons. Lambert had done extremely well at his previous clubs like Norwich, but he failed to put his authority at Villa. Lambert showed no hesitation when being approached by Blackburn even though it meant dropping down a division.
Further, Blackburn have shown little signs of being capable of challenging for the Premier League immediately. This huge amounts of debt has forced the club into financial embargo by the league and this prevents Lambert from making wholesale changes to the squad in the upcoming January window. Even with the handcuffs, the manager is confident of making an impact at Ewood Park. Blackburn Rovers have promised that the financial situation of the club, which has debts so close to £ 80 million, will be solved in the near future. Lambert says that the lack of money is not an excuse for lack of success.
“I’ve had nine months off and really enjoyed my time. I did some great things in my time off and saw different teams training, meeting different people. The opportunity came up right out of the blue – would I consider it? I can’t wait to get started, I feel refreshed and am really looking forward to Saturday’s game.When you’re a manager, you always have tunnel vision at certain times. Stepping back from it was probably the best thing that happened to myself. I’ve been to some great clubs, great people, watched them training, getting a different view on football,” said Lambert.