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Aston Villa Give Manager Paul Lambert The Dreaded Vote Of Confidence

Aston Villa will continue to back manager Paul Lambert, despite a difficult run of results…

Aston Villa’s chief executive Tom Fox has backed manager Paul Lambert to lead the club Premier League safety this season, after their side edged Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth 2-1 in the FA Cup on Sunday.

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Fox, who was quoted by Goal.com, said: “When things aren’t going well, fans bay for that type of blood, that’s not the way that I or the owner are going to make a decision. It’s a false narrative.

“I think football’s a funny business and I think to put it all on the manager, again, that’s a bit of a false narrative. There’s a lot of things happening at this football club, and clearly what happens on the pitch is a focal point.

“Clearly the manager is the one person who can really influence that, so everyone focuses on it. Our focus for the last couple of months has been on making sure we support Paul to make us as successful as possible, and I think we’re heading in the right direction.”

Villa currently sit just three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone having not won since the 7th December and not scored since the 20th December, during a 1-1 draw with Manchester United. They’ve netted just 11 times in the league all season.

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