Paul Lambert is back in football as head coach of Wolves.
The former Celtic skipper had been out of football since stepping down at Blackburn Rovers after a six month stint at Ewood Park. Lambert cited budget cutbacks for the decision and appears to have been proven right with the club second bottom of the Championship.
Wolves are currently sitting in 19th place with that position leading to the sacking of Walter Zenga after just 17 games in charge.
Lambert will be expected to lift Wolves into a play-off position with the club believing that they are geared towards playing in the Premier League.
Despite his sharp exit from Blackburn Lambert is still highly regarded in England after lifting Norwich City from League One to survival in the Premier League in consecutive seasons.
Announcing the appointment Wolves director Jeff Shi said: “We are delighted that Paul has agreed to become our new Head Coach.
“He arrives at Wolves with extensive managing experience at different levels, in recent years in the Premier League and the Championship.
“Myself and Kevin (Thelwell) have spent many hours with Paul during the lengthy interview process, and have been very impressed with his thoughts on football and his vision for Wolves.
“Ourselves and Paul share the same vision and the same mission, to achieve promotion from the Championship as soon as possible, and then aim for a higher goal in the Premier League. That mission never changes, and we are doing everything possible to realise it.
“We strongly believe Paul is the key and long-term leader of Wolves to achieve our goals together with the team.
“I fully understand the expectations of the fans and I believe we have learned quickly in these last three months and are now moving in the right direction.
“To achieve success we now are now aiming to have a period of stability and all work together with persistence for our common goals.”
Lambert has had mixed fortunes in management since starting out at Livingston with his stint at Norwich the highlight on his CV.
That led to a move to Aston Villa but after two and a half seasons in the midlands he stepped down having noticeably aged during that spell.