Paul Lambert has officially become the new manager at Aston Villa after leaving his position at Norwich City. The move is a step up for Lambert who led Norwich to a successful season after earning promotion to the English Premier League. The club has the following and brief statement on their website confirming the decision.
The Board of Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Paul Lambert has been appointed Villa manager.
Lambert had the following comments during his press conference when he was unveiled at Villa Park.
“The fans outside were really nice, which was humbling.”
“I will do everything I can to make this club successful.
“The size of the club indicates you have to get the fans going and that’s what I will try to do.
“The team and myself will certainly need them. You need the fans right behind you, and we have to give them something as well.
“At the moment there seems to be a really good feeling around the club and I’ll do everything I can to get the crowd going.
“The Holte End will be vital to us. That’s the traditional end where you get the place rocking – and the rest of the stadium will bounce off that.
“If that happens and we get the team performing then hopefully we will be fine.”
“I have my own expectancy level. As long as we can play really well and win more games than not, the crowd will run with it.
“This is an incredible opportunity. When you look at the managers who have been here and the size of the club, it’s absolutely vast. But it’s not something I’m going to shy away from. I’m going embrace it. I have to try and make it successful.”
“I get great satisfaction from seeing players do well as individuals.”
“They are the most important people at the club. We have to try and generate that spirit. If you have that togetherness it will be breed confidence and hopefully a bit of success somewhere along the line. All great teams have that togetherness.
“As long as the players are hungry to do well – that’s the main thing.
“Everybody wants to see a winning team. If you can do it with style, that’s great. But if you can’t, but you still win, I’m sure people will still be happy.
“The fan base is huge and we will do everything we can to get on the front foot. I’m aware of the pressure but it’s something I will thrive on.”
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