1969: Born August 7th in Glasgow, Scotland
1980: Begins his career at Linwood Rangers Boys' Club as a youngster.
1985: Joins St Mirren and goes on to make 227 appearances for the Scottish Premier League side, scoring 14 goals in the process.
1993: Motherwell manager Tommy McLean signs Lambert and Motherwell go on to have several successful years, qualifying for the UEFA Cup two seasons running.
1996: Joins Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
1997: May 28th - Wins the UEFA Champions League as Dortmund overcome Juventus 3-1 in the final.
November 7th - Returns to Scotland as he signs for Celtic for a fee in the region of £2million.
2005: Retires from playing and begins his managerial career at Livingston, where he also comes out of retirement to cover injury shortages.
2006: February 12th - Resigns as Livingston manager after winning just two league games.
June 30th - Appointed manager of Wycombe.
2008: May 20th - Resigns as Wycombe boss after the club are eliminated from the League Two play-offs.
October 9th - Becomes manager of League One Colchester after the departure of Geraint Williams.
2009: Leaves Colchester and replaces Bryan Gunn as Norwich manager, having opened the season with a 7-1 win over the Canaries.
2010: Leads Norwich to the League One title and promotion to the Championship before signing a new, improved contract. Also named League One Manager of the Season.
2011: Norwich are promoted to the Premier League after finishing second in the Championship behind QPR. Lambert is also named Championship Manager of the Season after guiding the Canaries to the first back-to-back promotions from the third tier to the top flight since Manchester City in 2000.
2012: May - Leads Norwich to a 12th-placed finish in their first season in the Premier League.
June 2nd - Named as the new manager of Aston Villa.