Aston Villa sack manager Paul Lambert

  • 12 February 2015
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Aston Villa have sacked manager Paul Lambert after dropping into the Premier League relegation zone.

Villa lost 2-0 loss to fellow strugglers Hull City on Tuesday. It was the club's 10th league game without a win.

They have also managed just 12 league goals from 25 games - the lowest in Premier League history.

In a statement, Lambert said that managing Aston Villa turned out to be "the toughest challenge" of his career.

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Image caption Paul Lambert only won 25 league games out of 101 since being in charge of Aston Villa

"To the players, my sincere thanks to each and every one of them. They are a fantastic group of players and I wish them every success for the rest of their playing careers. I hope to see many of them achieve great things in the game.

First-team coach Scott Marshall and goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall have taken temporary charge with 13 league matches remaining.

Former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood and United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann have been linked with getting the permanent job.