Carrow Road boss on his way to Villa Park?
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Reports overnight that Paul Lambert has quit as Norwich City boss
Norwich City fans were today waking up the news that manager Paul Lambert may no longer be at the club.
The Sun newspaper has this morning claimed the Scottish boss has resigned following a row over proposed talks with managerless Aston Villa.
News emerged last night that Villa would be seeking official permission to speak to Lambert today as they look to find a successor to the sacked Alex McLeish.
However, The Sun claims Lambert walked out once it became clear Norwch City were to refuse him permission to talk to the Midlands club.
An official line has yet to be released from Carrow Road, however the rumours have already shocked many Norwich fans, who this morning took to the social media website twitter to vent their feelings, as well as identify whom they would potentially like to see take charge of the club in the Premier League next season.
SOURCE: East Anglian Daily Post
It seems that Brendan Rodgers appointment as new Liverpool boss has started a managerial merry-go-round that may well have claimed it’s next victim. If, as this source states, Paul Lambert has quit the Canaries then he must have done so knowing that another post was his for the taking, that post being the vacant position at Aston Villa.
The Scot has been a massive success at Carrow Road, claiming back to back promotions and a solid first season back in the top tier and clearly Norwich City fans will be disappointed with the prospect that a manager with such potential is set to pack his bags.
Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has been linked with moves for a number of possible replacements for Alex McLeish, who essentially met expectations of Villa Park fans by presiding over a disastrous campaign that came perilously close to ending in relegation.
42 year old Lambert, who won the Champions League as a player with Borussia Dortmund and enjoyed eight years of success at Celtic, may have felt that he had achieved as much as he could with his East Anglian side and despite Aston Villa’s recent struggles the Midlands side is considered by many as a ‘Sleeping Giant’ who could be awakened under the right management.