Carrow Road boss says taking club from League One to the top flight is his greatest achievement.
Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has hailed his side’s return to the Premier League after a six-year absence as a ‘miracle’.
The Scot became the first coach to take a club from League One to the Premier League since Joe Royle achieved it with Manchester City in 2000.
Simeon Jackson was the Canaries hero on Monday night with a second-half header to sink Portsmouth and secure second place in the Championship.
Norwich reached rock bottom when they fell to a 7-1 defeat by Colchester – then managed by Lambert – on the opening day of last season.
City owner Delia Smith then promptly hired the Scot as coach and, only 20 months later, Norwich have secured Premier League football once again.
They were in the opening season of the Premier League in 1992-93 season where they finished third and have played a total of 21 seasons in the top flight.
They were relegated from the top flight relegated alongside rivals Ipswich in 1994-95.
They dropped to League One in May 2009 but made an immediate return a year later, winning the title by nine points last May.
“It’s incredible what the lads have done,” said Lambert after the win.
“In the last two years it’s a miracle what has happened. It’s up there with anything I’ve done,” he added.