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Last Updated: Tuesday, 3 May, 2005, 12:18 GMT 13:18 UK
Clyde chasing Lambert as manager
Celtic midfielder Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert wants to enter management next season
Clyde believe that Celtic club captain Paul Lambert could be interested in becoming their manager next season.

Media liason officer John Ruddy confirmed that the Division One club have approached Lambert's agent, Gordon Smith, and hoping to arrange a meeting.

Lambert is planning to retire from playing at the end of the season.

Ruddy said that there were other high-profile targets but told BBC Sport it would be "a coup to pull someone like Paul Lambert to the Bully Wee".

Lambert is also a target for Ross County, whose present manager, Alex Smith, has been given the task of appointing a player-coach to groom as his successor.

But Smith has made it clear Lambert will not consider any offers until Celtic's season is over.

The veteran former Scotland midfielder might also become a target for Dunfermline Athletic, who have appointed Jim Leishman as caretaker after sacking Davie Hay.

Lambert has voiced doubts that he could be a player-manager with another Scottish Premier League club as he could not contemplate playing against Celtic.

He has, though, expressed his desire to enter management and has spent this season passing coaching examinations while rarely featuring in the Celtic first team.

Agent Smith has, however, stressed that Lambert wishes to concentrate on helping Celtic win the Scottish Premier League title before entering discussions about his future.

Former assistant Stuart Balmer was appointed interim Clyde manager after the resignation of Billy Reid.

But those two are expected to team up next season in charge of First Division rivals Hamilton Academical.

Balmer denies pact with Reid
30 Apr 05 |  Clyde


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