By Amir Mir
Paul Lambert has stated that he will not “talk the same drivel” as he did with former club Aston Villa after taking over at Wolves – and fans on Twitter have told him to shut up.
The 47-year-old Scotsman, who was sacked as Villa boss in February 2015, was named as Walter Zenga’s replacement on Saturday.
After Lambert’s comments during his first press conference as reported by the Birmingham Mail, Villa fans were not too pleased with him bringing up the past again.
Villa Park fans called the former Celtic midfielder “jealous” and labelled his three-year tenure at the club as “abysmal”.
Supporters were clearly annoyed and angry by their former manager as they told him to move on and concentrate on his new side.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Howard Hodgson (@HodgsonHoward) November 8, 2016
Big losses or currently flopping on nearly every player signed by Lambert… Benteke skewed things in several ways. #avfc
— Rob Jones (R?) (@UpTheAstonVilla) November 8, 2016
— The VILLA Bible (@VillaBible) November 8, 2016
Paul Lambert is verging on becoming that jealous ex who is bitter about the past and will drag it up in any conversation with anyone. #AVFC
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) November 8, 2016
Lambert' revisionism about his utterly abysmal tenure at #avfc is up there with the Comical Ali's of this world, he just couldn't cut it
— This Charming Man (@DTheVillan) November 8, 2016
Paul Lambert is like a jealous ex. Go home Paul you're drunk, again! #AVFC
— James Felipe (@Jfelipe1) November 7, 2016
— Shane Lynch (@shanelynch1980) November 7, 2016
The enlightening comments from Lambert demonstrates he regrets protecting former club owner Randy Lerner and the tight financial restrictions in place at the time.
He won 25 out of his 101 games in charge at Villa over a three-year period, but he had to battle with relegation season after season.
Since Lambert’s departure the Midlands club have appointed four permanent managers they have been relegated to the Championship and are now under new ownership.
In other Aston Villa team news, supporters on Twitter reacted comically as former manager Tim Sherwood is closing in on their Championship rivals.