Norwich reject Lambert’s resignation as Given speaks out
So after waiting for Norwich to say something after news broke last night regarding Lambert offering his resignation, we finally have a statement from the club.
It’s an interesting one, but the jist of it is is that Norwich have not accepted the resignation, and to be fair you can hardly blame them. They know by now that Lambert wants to come to us, and are not simply going to accept his resignation if they can get a decent amount of compensation for the manager. It’s to be expected and may mean we might have to wait that little bit longer before we see Lambert in B6. Here are a few of the main quotes from the aforementioned statement:
‘The Club regrets to confirm that Paul Lambert has offered his resignation from his position as Norwich City Manager.
We have fought hard to keep Paul at Norwich City and have not accepted his resignation whilst discussions with another club are taking place.
Discussions with Paul throughout the last few days have been professional and amicable. Paul has already earned his place in Norwich City Football Club history and, no matter what happens, will always have a friendly welcome at Carrow Road.’
So it looks like it’s only a matter of time, and as written I think it will be a good move for us. Despite all the apparent clamouring for Solksjaer rewind back to the last game of the season at Norwich and remember how we felt then, he could do really good things at Villa Park. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and I wonder if Lambert will continue to work on a rolling contract, or whether Randy will want him on a longer deal.
Shay Given has already talked about the potential arrival of Lambert in an article on Sky Sports and he seems genuinely excited by the move and wants him in as soon as possible (as we all do Shay!):
“If that’s the case – I have no idea because I’m stuck in Italy somewhere and don’t know what’s going on at Aston Villa – but if Paul was to come in, it would be a great appointment because he’s a fantastic manager,”
“At every club he’s been at he’s been going up all the time so, hopefully if they can get that done today, it would be great news for the club.
“The sooner the manager is in place for next season the better because there will be targets and players he wants to get in himself. The sooner that’s done the better.”
He has had success previously and as we talked about he’s got a fantastic record as a player and is well respected throughout the game of football. How do you all feel about the potential arrival of Lambert though? Most of the comments I have seen have been positive, though I know there are still those who feel we should have looked elsewhere.
Let us know your thoughts!