Sunderland's promotion rivals set for managerial change - with ex-Leeds United boss 'lined-up'

Sunderland’s promotion rivals Ipswich Town are reportedly set to sack manager Paul Lambert – and replace him with Neil Warnock.

The Tractor Boys were the pre-season favourites for promotion but have endured a torrid run of results since the turn of the year and have slid down the table.

And while they still retain faint hopes of a play-off place, defeat to Fleetwood Town in midweek was another blow to Ipswich’s hopes of a return to the Championship.

Indeed, the Daily Mirror claim that Lambert is now set for the sack – with former Leeds United and Cardiff City boss Warnock ‘lined-up- as his replacement.

Ipswich Town are set to sack Paul Lambert - according to reports

They claim that the 71-year-old could be appointed in time for Ipswich’s game with table-topping Coventry City at Portman Road this weekend.

Lambert only penned a five-year contract in January, but is now seeing his position come under increasing scrutiny.