St Mirren approach Paul Lambert for manager’s job after Stoke exit

St Mirren have approached Paul Lambert regarding their vacant managerial role, according to Sky Sources.

Lambert is without a club since leaving Stoke, who he failed to lead to Premier League safety after joining in January and were subsequently relegated to the Sky Bet Championship.

St Mirren, meanwhile, have been promoted to the Scottish Premiership for the first time since 2015 after winning the Scottish Championship in April.

They are without a full-time manager since Jack Ross left for League One side Sunderland last week.

St Mirren secured their return to the top flight of Scottish football after a goalless draw against Livingston confirmed them as winners of the Championship

Lambert won the Scottish Cup with St Mirren as a 17-year old in 1987, when he played alongside current chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick, and went on to make 227 appearances for the Paisley club.

Sky Sports News understands that Alloa manager Jim Goodwin and Livingston boss David Hopking are also among the other names being considered for the role, as is former Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson – who left his position as MK Dons manager in January.

St Mirren’s players are due to return for pre-season training on June 18.