Aston Villa confirmed former Norwich City boss
Lambert tendered his resignation to the Canaries last Thursday amid reports Villa had made an official approach for his services.
His resignation was not accepted but an agreement has now been reached for Lambert to make the switch.
A brief statement on Villa's website read: "The board of Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that
Paul Lambert fact file
1969: Born 7 August 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 goes on to have several successful years, qualifying for the UEFA Cup two seasons running.
1996: Joins Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
1997: 28 May - Wins the UEFA Champions League as Dortmund overcomes Juventus 3-1 in the final.
7 November - Returns to Scotland when he signs for Celtic for a fee in the region of $3.2 million.
2005: Retires from playing and begins his managerial career at Livingston, where he also comes out of retirement to cover injury shortages.
2006: 12 February - Resigns as Livingston manager after winning just two league games.
30 June - Appointed manager of Wycombe.
2008: 20 May - Resigns as Wycombe boss after the club is eliminated from the League Two play-offs.
9 October9 - 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 ispromoted 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 its first season back in the Premier League.
2 June - Named as the new manager of Aston Villa.
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