By Emma Sanders

Paul Lambert is set to be offered the position of manager of Wolves within the next 24 hours, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC Midlands reporter Pat Murphy claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Championship club will make an announcement within 48 hours of Saturday’s match.

Lambert was widely reported to be one of three candidates for the Wolves post, alongside Sam Allardyce and Nigel Pearson, and is now in line to be appointed at Molineux.

The 47 year-old has apparently impressed the club with his experience as a Championship manager and his record of keeping Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Wolves are believed to be playing it “safe” after their gamble with Walter Zenga did not pay off and Lambert fits the bill for the club given his English managerial experience.

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Murphy also revealed the club like the fact he has German football experience too, though it was a major factor that he had such wide experience in England.

Lambert spent three seasons with Norwich before leaving in 2012 to join Aston Villa. He stayed at the club until 2015 and has since been involved with Blackburn Rovers.

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