“I know criticism. For the team, when they’re young, they need that support through thick and thin.”
Lambert has a supportive owner in Randy Lerner who has charged the Scottish manager with slashing the wage bill while keeping the club in the Premier League. But as time goes on, questions continue to grow about Lambert’s fitness for the job at Villa Park. He will need to draw on his vast experience as a player and a manager to steer Villa through what could be another relegation fight.
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