Date:Friday January 8 2010
Ah well, that was fun... while it lasted! Paul Lambert has this afternoon denied he`s in the running to take change at Premiership Burnley, despite emerging yesterday as a landslide bet-shop favourite.
Pah, what do the punters know! Lambert explained how much he "loved it" at Norwich City but in usual tight-lipped press conference style during the interview, added: "I`ve got a great rapport with the people, this football club [Norwich] is a special place. I`m not going anywhere."
Presumably, it means a lot of money will be lost, potentially, on punts for Owen Coyle's successor after he took the Bolton Wanders job this week.
The ambitious Lambert also tempered his reputation as a premature quitter of previous sides managed, saying circumstances in each case at Wycombe and Colchester presented themselves there and then.
"It would appeal to everybody - all you need to know is I`m staying here," Lambert explained when asked if he were tempted by the prospect of top-flight management.
The link, reported by last evening`s Daily Mail online and across many message boards, had fans around East Anglia all-of-a-flutter on two counts. First, because Lambert is only on a rolling contract with City and second because Colchester followers were supposing what a delicious irony it would be to see Norwich without a manager for their upcoming derby in Essex, on January 16.
He left the club in August after just 312 days in Essex and a 7-1 opening day win during the first game of the season as U's boss at Carrow Road, but insisted: "If you turn down a Premier League club to stay in League One they may just give you a wee bit more credit than people think. I'm not going anywhere until maybe Norwich sack me."
Doing the Lambert walk? Apparently, all bets are off!
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Date:Friday January 8 2010
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