Paul Lambert delivers enlightening four-word verdict on Aston Villa reign
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.
The 47-year-old Scotsman, who was sacked as Villa boss in February 2015, was named as Walter Zenga’s replacement on Saturday.
Italian Zenga was sacked after 14 league games and 87 days in charge at Molineux with Lambert given the task to guide the club to the Premier League.
In his first press conference for Wolves, Lambert touched upon his time at Villa Park as he provided some honest thoughts about his difficult tenure at the former European Champions.
“I certainly wouldn’t do that again and protect people the way I did protect them,” said Lambert, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail. “I would never go into a press conference every Thursday or Friday and talk the same drivel I spoke for three years.
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“That’s what I mean by that. I certainly won’t put it on my own shoulders again that’s for sure.”
The enlightening comments from Villa demonstrates he regrets protecting former club owner Randy Lerner and the tight financial restrictions in place at the time.
Lambert 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.
Former owner Randy Lerner cut the wage bill and spending at the club during Lambert’s tenure.
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, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has identified why the Midlands club can win promotion.