St.Mirren approach sacked Stoke City manager Paul Lambert

Newly promoted St.Mirren have approached Paul Lambert for their vacant managerial role following Jack Ross's departure to League One side Sunderland last week. Lambert is without a club since he was sacked as Stoke City manager, after failing to help stave off Premier League relegation to the English Championship after joining the club in January.

As a 17-year-old, Lambert won the Scottish Cup with St.Mirren playing alongside current chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick, making 227 appearances for the Buddies before moving to Fir Park.

He spent three years at Motherwell before a surprising move to the Bundesliga saw him help Borussia Dortmund win the Champions League in 1997. Celtic signed the midfielder a year after he signed for Borussia Dortmund and went on to captain the Bhoys to the 2003 UEFA Cup Final and won four league titles, two League Cups and two Scottish Cups with the Glasgow side.

After Lambert retired from playing, the 48-year-old went on to manage Livingston, Wycombe Wanderers, Colchester United, Norwich City, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke.

Alloa manager Jim Goodwin, former Hearts coach Robbie Neilson and Livingston boss David Hopkins are also being considered for the role.