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Lambert-Evans Meeting Still Later In Week
Saturday, 20th Feb 2021 11:23

Manager Paul Lambert’s meeting with owner Marcus Evans is still set to take place later in the week, TWTD understands, despite the two having talked yesterday.

Speaking at yesterday’s press conference, Lambert revealed that he was due to talk face-to-face with the owner next week with his management of the club hanging by a thread.

However, Football Insider reported this morning that those talks were brought forward to yesterday and a source similarly told TWTD that Evans and Lambert spoke yesterday afternoon.

However, we understand that that conversation was not a moving forward of the meeting which is still set to take place later this week and was merely their regular pre-match catch-up.

Lambert has been highly critical of the structure within which the club is run in interviews and press conferences over the course of the last few days and also implied he was being used as protection for the owner, drawing parallels with his situation at Aston Villa working under Randy Lerner.

It appears inevitable that Lambert’s time at Town is very close to coming to an end and it seems certain that his position, and also presumably the terms of his exit, will be on the agenda.

The Scot remains in charge for this afternoon’s home game against Oxford United and seems likely to still be in position for the Hull City match on Tuesday.

TWTD understands Town are not close to having another manager lined-up, however, as previously reported, at least preliminary contact has been made with a number of potential replacements, including Paul Cook, Danny Cowley, Nigel Pearson and Neil Harris.

Evans usually likes to have a new boss waiting in the wings before he sacks his previous manager but it seems likely that someone on the staff will be put in caretaker charge when Lambert does finally depart.

Academy head of player and coaching development Bryan Klug has previously reluctantly filled that role but Kieron Dyer and Terry Butcher, currently the U23s coaches, would appear more likely candidates in the current circumstances.

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cressi added 11:26 - Feb 20

davidsuperg added 11:27 - Feb 20
Can we get Mike Bassett in please. I know he's a former narwich man but at lease we will play 4 4 fu*#&=g 2!

jas0999 added 11:29 - Feb 20

DurhamTownFan added 11:30 - Feb 20
I would be happy with any of those for alternatives. Any situation is better than the current awful arguments between everybody at the moment, including fans. But on that list, I would quite like for us to get Pearson. He did an excellent job at Watford, so I would be surprised if he went down to our division.

runaround added 11:32 - Feb 20
If Evans & Lambert have spoken How is Lambert still in a job

azuremerlangus added 11:34 - Feb 20
Perhaps some paperwork to sign?

CokeIsKey added 11:35 - Feb 20
Later this week, so tomorrow?

dirtydingusmagee added 11:36 - Feb 20
I would like to think the face to face will be held in a gentlemanly manner, over a nice pint,of Lambert out course.

LWNR2013 added 11:36 - Feb 20
Only 12 hours and 23 minutes left of this week!

MonkeyAlan added 11:39 - Feb 20
I have this terrible feeling he isn't going anywhere.

Dmodeboy added 11:41 - Feb 20
Oh just get rid for crying out loud! How much more obvious is it that his time is over here? Jesus wept 🤦‍♂️

ian_marshall added 11:48 - Feb 20
Hi guys just letting you know that paul lambert has played for huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge huge clubs ok.

Tufty added 11:49 - Feb 20
Terry Buch and Keiron Dyer till the end of the season for me otherwise Pearson best of the rest.
Just get on with it for pitys sake

DifferentGravy added 11:50 - Feb 20
Haha! Nice one DirtyDingusmagee

I keep singing that early 90s KWS song........but change the lyrics to 'please just go'.

Its dragging on and on.....and Im sure all fans want to be pulling in the same direction.....namely upwards......and have something positive to shout about

tractorlad01 added 11:53 - Feb 20
The fact that it’s taken this long and no replacement Is lined up is outrageous and completely unacceptable.

cat added 12:02 - Feb 20
Some positive news if true, but it would not surprise me if he’s offered him a contract extension!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:05 - Feb 20
If this happens, the real key to our future will be if Evans changes, more than the face of the manager.

peteswindon added 12:10 - Feb 20
I wouldn’t mind giving Dter and Butcher a go until the end of the season.

sospier added 12:14 - Feb 20
Let’s not get too excited here.We all know how this will pan out.🙈🙈

WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:19 - Feb 20
Not sure another Paul would be a good idea.....

atty added 12:55 - Feb 20
If his departure is inevitable, l fail to see why this was not the case weeks ago.Maybe ME is struggling to find a replacement, which would be a surprise at all.Woeful.

TractorJed added 13:00 - Feb 20
Please just get it done

Monkey_Blue added 13:16 - Feb 20
If I were Evans I’d be bending Harry’s ear about Eddie Howe. I know it seems far fetched but in theory we are much bigger than Bournemouth and he’s shown before it’s about the project more than the big clubs. If not I’d 100% give Kieron the job for the rest of the season. Perhaps bring in Burley to join Butch in helping him. Pretty sure GB is close to KD.

Monkey_Blue added 13:18 - Feb 20
Also the list of possibles?? Not keen on any of them although Harris is the least impressive, why would anyone think he was the answer unless the question was who do we appoint who’s shown no particular ability in management?

naenormalblues added 13:20 - Feb 20
I just don’t understand why we need a replacement. Give it Dyer and give him till the end of the season and see what he can do. We’re not gonna go down so we’ve got nothing to lose and perhaps promotion to gain

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