Lambert - Villa link unfair
Norwich boss admits he can't stop the speculation
Last Updated: April 27, 2012 3:17pm
Paul Lambert: Norwich manager feels it is unfair to have been linked with replacing Alex McLeish at Aston Villa
Norwich City manager Paul Lambert believes it is 'extremely unfair' to have been linked with replacing Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish at the end of the season.
McLeish is under pressure at Villa Park after struggling to win over the supporters following his switch from local rivals Birmingham City last summer.
He is also battling to keep Villa in the Premier League after a run of one win in 13 games has left the club just three points outside the relegation zone.
Speculation has claimed that Lambert, who has impressed in taking Norwich from League One to the top flight, is being lined up as McLeish's replacement.
However, Lambert has brushed off the rumours and believes it is unfair to speculate on him replacing his fellow Scot at Villa.
"Speculation about players is something you can never do anything about. It happens with managers as well and you can never stop that," the Norwich manager told a press conference.
"If my players get linked with other teams, there is not a thing I can do about that. It is the same situation about myself.
"However, it is extremely unfair with me being linked with Aston Villa when they have got a really good manager up there who is doing everything he can to stay in the league.
"It is an unfair comment for me to say anything on that."