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Clarets Refused Permission To Speak to Lambert

Clarets Refused Permission To Speak to Lambert

Burnley confirmed on Thursday evening that the club had asked Norwich for permission to speak to Paul Lambert regarding their managerial vacancy.

The official statement read:

'Burnley Football Club can confirm that tonight a formal request has been submitted to Norwich City Football Club to speak to their manager Paul Lambert.

'The club has begun the process of targeting the shortlist of candidates to fill the vacant manager's role at Turf Moor.

'And club officials have subsequently requested permission from the Norwich City board of directors to discuss the position with Lambert.'

The Clarets though have been denied permission to speak to the 41 year old Scot

A subsequent Norwich club statement read:

'Norwich City wish to confirm, in response to Burnley's decision this evening to publish the fact that they have made a formal request for permission to speak to Paul Lambert about their managerial vacancy, that permission has not been granted.

'Under no circumstances would the club wish to grant permission.

'The club will fight tooth and nail to retain the services of Paul Lambert and his team, during this critical period of the season, and whilst they remain employed under a long-term contract.

'The club remain committed to Paul and his team in the long term, and see them as a vital part of our future plans.'

Lambert steered the Canaries to promotion as League 1 champions last season and this season has propelled Norwich City to 3rd place in the Championship just behind the automatic promotion places on goal difference.

Our earlier article on Lambert provided further detail on his career which you can read by clicking this link

Doing the Lambert Walk?

Rumours had been circulating that Lambert could be tempted by a move up North to be nearer his family so if he really is interested in the position, he may have to put pressure on the Norwich chairman to lift the ban on Burnley approaching him.

If the Norwich board continue to dig their heels in, the Clarets will have no option but to consider the other candidates on their short-list. About six names are thought to be on the list with Malky MacKay, the Watford manager believed to be one of the candidates they particularly wish to interview

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Date:Friday January 7 2011
Time: 7:43AM


Interesting development, let battle commence!
07/01/2011 07:47:00
There were some issues with compensation when he went to Norwich (or there were later). He seems to learn from his mistakes according to my friendly local Norwich fan and he reckons the players like him. This would be backed by the Norwich response. Maybe the "hirers and firers" are working overtime at Turf Moor to get this one right. Positive sign in itself???
07/01/2011 08:27:00
Hmmm Regulations of the Football League say 20.1 No Club shall take any steps (either directly or indirectly through any third party, including the making of statements to the media) to induce or attempt to induce another Club’s employee to terminate his contract of employment with that other Club, whether or not such termination constitutes a breach of that contract. Are we breaching these?
07/01/2011 08:30:00
What happens if Lambert applied for the position?
07/01/2011 08:42:00
Oh dear oh dear, how you boys moaned when we came looking at your Manager and now you are at it. Still you will have use for your bed sheets painted with Judas messages if he does come. You must be so proud.
07/01/2011 08:54:00
Well, well, well. So now are Bolton forgiven? If we get Lambert is Coyle forgiven? What about the BK statement about managers in employment? Seemingly all is fair in love and war. So far as we are concerned he appears to be a good manager and although no experience of the Prem we are unlikely to get a good manager with proven Prem experience.
07/01/2011 09:00:00
AndyHo yes you are in breach. Lambert's regular press conference is starting now so we'll find out what the craic is very soon!
07/01/2011 09:00:00
Perhaps Catte we have decided that as it seems we can't beat the dirty, underhand, weasily Clubs like yours we simply have to use the same despicable tactics you so easily use. It still does not make you right.
07/01/2011 09:06:00
If he applied I think it's OK BUT if there is any evidence of an approach we have been caught with out trousers down. Rule 20.3 says "The only exception to this Regulation is where the Club has obtained the prior written permission of the Chairman (or in his absence, a director or the Secretary) of that other Club. Any such permission must set out any conditions attaching to it." and we have been told to go away it seems.
07/01/2011 09:10:00
Oh and well I'm at it Catte. you are welcome to that Pr*ck you stole from Turf Moor. I'll put money on it that he is going to do it again.
07/01/2011 09:13:00
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