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Saturday 02 June 2012

Lambert moves from Norwich to Villa

Aston Villa appoint former Canaries manager as their new boss

Paul Lambert (left) fills the role vacated by former Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish

Aston Villa have confirmed that they have appointed former Norwich City manager Paul Lambert as their new boss.

The Scot fills the role which was has been vacant since compatriot Alex McLeish left Villa Park on May 14th.

Lambert, 42, oversaw an impressive rise in Norwich's fortunes after joining in August 2009.

He took them to two successive promotions which saw them rise from League One to the Barclays Premier League.

And the Canaries impressed on their return to top-flight action, finishing in 12th place in the table in 2011/12.

Villa had a disappointing campagin, finishing 16th and only two points above the relegation zone after winning seven of their 38 Barclays Premier League matches.

In a statement on their website, Villa said: "The Board of Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Paul Lambert has been appointed Villa manager."

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Key Points

  • Aston Villa appoint Paul Lambert as their new boss
  • Lambert leaves position in charge at Norwich City
  • Scot fills role vacated by compatriot Alex McLeish