Lambert shrugs off Villa chants

Norwich boss to review everything during the summer

Paul Lambert: Norwich manager was unaffected by Aston Villa supporters offering their backing

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Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has shrugged off speculation about his future after he received the backing of Aston Villa supporters.

Lambert has worked wonders at Carrow Road in leading Norwich from League One to the Premier League, and subsequently securing top-flight survival.

The Canaries rounded off their first season back among the elite with a 2-0 win over Villa on Sunday and Lambert has been mooted as a replacement for Alex McLeish.

His fellow Scot has endured a difficult debut season at Villa Park and fans called for McLeish's dismissal during the defeat at Norwich.

Villa supporters also showed their backing for Lambert, although the Canaries chief refused to be drawn on the chants of the away fans.

Appreciated

"Aston Villa is not my team. Norwich is and the Norwich fans singing it is greatly appreciated," said Lambert.

"I understand what is happening at Aston Villa and I can see what is happening with the crowd and the manager which is never nice.

"But that is out of my control - my control is Norwich and the Norwich fans have been brilliant for me."

As for his own future, the 42-year-old said: "I don't really worry about myself to be honest. I just worry about the team.

"Speculation doesn't really bother me - I just get on with it. You can never stop people speculating about your team or yourself."

Asked if he would still be with Norwich at the start of next season, Lambert said: "It is a hard one to answer that because I have a contract here and everyone is doing great in their respective jobs.

"I will get this season out of the road and then I will see what happens and think about what is going on and the achievements we have done and then we will see."