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Doing the Lambert Walk?

Doing the Lambert Walk?

Norwich City have surpised a few this season. Promoted from League One as Champions last season, they are currently third in the Championship, just behind second-placed Cardiff on goal difference.

Although they have played a game more than the Clarets, they are currently on 43 points, eight more than Burnley.

The success of the club is down in no small measure to their manager, Paul Lambert who joined the Canaries as gaffer replacing Bryan Gunn in August 2009.

You may remember that Lambert was previously the manager at Colchester United, a team that under him whipped Norwich 7-1 in the opening game of the 2009-10 season.

The 41 year old,Paisley-born Scot cut his managerial teeth with Livingston and Wycombe Wanderers before joining Colchester United in October 2008.

During his playing career as a midfielder he was on the books of St.Mirren, Motherwell, Borussia Dortmund and Celtic before finishing his footballing days at Livingston as player-manager after earning his football coaching qualifications in 2005.

He was also a Scotland international with 40 caps to his name.

The big question mark is why Lambert would want to move to a club like Burnley when he is in charge of a successful Championship rival looking a much better bet for promotion.

Despite this fact, he continues to be on the bookies shortlists as one of the favourites for the Burnley job so we shall have to see what happens.

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Date:Wednesday January 5 2011
Time: 1:11PM


Totally bamboozled by this one! He was one of the rumoured candidates to replace Coyle last January but turned us down by all accounts so why would he want the job now following our relegation?
05/01/2011 13:17:00
I've got to the stage where I don't know what to believe anymore. I'm just waiting for some irrefutable evidence to filter through, like an actual statement from the club or candidates that they are in the frame.
05/01/2011 13:35:00
I'd say we are a far more attractive job now, and managers will move based on their wage and their player budget - I bet we have twice the wages of NCFC for the next two years then about 50% more after that for another 2 years. Lambert may know he is unlikely to get Norwich up. Losing play offs is the most likely.
05/01/2011 14:12:00
Lambert also publically turned down his former club Celtic to stay at Norwich. The bookies have to include him as there is talk amongst the fans, which leads to media speculation, and people placing bets. The bookies respond to what people are prepared to put money on. If someone asked for the wanted to be on Michael Jackson becoming the next Burnley manager, the bookies would give you odds.
05/01/2011 14:28:00
I can't see any reasons why he would want to leave Norwich to join us unless it's for wages
05/01/2011 15:07:00
Could be his family still live in Scotland and Lancashire nearer than Norich and he travels regular to see his wife and kids other than that its got to be down to money.
05/01/2011 15:30:00
Another proven PL manager! Lets not gamble on someone who might get us up via the play offs and down via the inexperience road. Lets go all out to get one of the few managers that will cost a few bob and give us the best chance of achieving "PL" and staying in "PL", thus negating the need for me to have high bloody blood pressure!
05/01/2011 15:35:00
Spoken like a true gent,VR!! ;-)
05/01/2011 15:45:00
I would be amazed if he applied for the job. Just paper talk for my money.
05/01/2011 16:27:00
Team Lambert, and it is a team, are all SE based. The main man behind the scenes is Ian Culverhouse who has always worked in the South (check Wikipedia if you want). My view is that when Lambert eventually departs Norwich it will be for a SE based Club and he wouldn’t move anywhere without Culverhouse so early in his managerial career. Lambert to Burnley is NOT going to happen.
05/01/2011 16:44:00
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