The National League North club parted with Mark Hughes earlier this week. Winning just one of their first ten matches, the club sit third from bottom of the table - a far cry from last year when they were in the title races until the final stages.
Chairman Stephen Cleeve said he didn’t want to hang around and found the Linnets new manager within days after an agreement was reached between the club.
Lakeland, the former Farsley Celtic manager, said he knew from an early stage that he wanted to take over at The Walks.
“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to be the next manager of King’s Lynn Town,” he told the club’s website.
“From the moment the chairman approached my former club for permission to speak to me about the role, and from the numerous conversations we’ve had since, I’ve been nothing but positive about this move and cannot wait to get started.
“Whilst the team currently finds itself in a position we don’t want to be in, I have no doubt that there is a nucleus of very good players at the club.
“I’m certain that with some renewed confidence, hard work and structure, we can still go on and have a good season, ultimately aiming to get the club back to the National League at some stage in the near future.”
Chairman Cleeve said “I am so pleased that Adam has become a Linnet – he is in my opinion the best manager in our division, and I am sure will become a Football League manager sooner rather than later; hopefully with King’s Lynn Town.”