Lambert says no to Burnley
Published : 07 Jan 2011 22:24:57
Last night Burnley formally requested permission to speak to Norwich manager Paul Lambert, a request that was turned down by the Norwich City board within an hour. Lambert, however, refused to kill the speculation on two separate occasions today, firstly in a morning press conference and then when leaving Carrow Road this evening, confirming then that he'd be there tomorrow for the cup tie.Then, later this evening, he issued a statement via the Norwich City web site and also spoke to Sky Sports News confirming that he would not be leaving Norwich City Football Club.Lambert said: "I said last week there was nothing in the Burnley speculation. Today I said I was happy with the club's statement and I meant it. I can't stop speculation linking me with other clubs but I've said on numerous occasions before that I am happy here and that is still the case."The players and the fans have been tremendous for us since we joined here and what they have achieved over the last 16 months or so is absolutely phenomenal, as I keep saying."We've got a job to do here, starting with an important FA Cup match against Leyton Orient tomorrow and that's what I want everyone to be focussing on. I want to put the speculation to bed. I've never had any intention of going elsewhere and nothing has changed."All the speculation is wide of the mark and hopefully now the rumour mill about the Burnley job can focus elsewhere and we can all move on."So that's it. He moves on and so do we as the search for a new manager continues.