BREAKING: Relegation rivals Stoke confirm shock new manager appointment – Great news for NUFC

Less than a week on from claims that they were keeping an eye on Rafa Benitez following Mark Hughes’ dismissal, Stoke City have announced Paul Lambert as their new manager on a two and a half year deal – and uninspiring appointment that MUST be seen as good news for NUFC in the relegation battle.

Hughes was sacked just over a week ago, leaving the Potters in the relegation zone after just 2 wins out of 12 in the league.

Since then, Stoke chiefs have endured a frantic search for a new manager, however they saw moves for Gary Rowett, Quique Sanchez Flores and Martin O’Neill all end unsuccessfully, forcing them to turn to Paul Lambert.

Given Stoke’s dire position in the table and desperate need for a lift, Lambert’s appointment appears to have gone down badly – and it’s easy to see why given his last two managerial posts have seen him finish 15th in the Championship with Blackburn and Wolves!

He never got Villa relegated during his three year stint in the Premier League from 2012-2015, however his appointment must be seen as good news for NUFC, with Stoke just three points behind us in the table ahead of their trip to Old Trafford tonight.

Here’s some reactions from Stoke and NUFC fans to his appointment:

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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