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Lambert odds-on favourite for Burnley job

City chief Paul Lambert has become the odds-on favourite to be named the new manager of Burnley.

Lambert is 1/3 with SkyBET and 4/6 with Victor Chandler this afternoon, ahead of Watford boss and former Canaries defender Malky Mackay, who is at evens out from 1/5 and 1/6 with the same bookmakers.

He signed a new contract in the summer and has steered the Canaries to third in the Championship - only outside the automatic promotion places on goal difference - so quite why he would decide to go to Burnley is anyone's guess.

In other news, Lambert has been nominated for npower's Manager of the Month award for December alongside Malky Mackay, Simon Grayson of Leeds and Reading boss Brian McDermott.

The winner will be announced on Thursday 13th January.

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Writer: Dill Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 6 2011

Time: 4:17PM

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Can't understand this obsession with Lambert. I can't see why he would leave a club in third spot for one like many clubs in with a chance of the play-offs but no guarantee. Keep hearing rumours he wants to be nearer his family and would relish a move up north but to be honest I think the Clarets could do much better. I would much prefer a manager who has already proven he can get a team promoted from the Championship and more importantly keep them up
turfmanphil
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06/01/2011 16:57:00

I can't see why he would either, but I wouldn't say you could do much better - you probably thought that when Coyle left!
theguru
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06/01/2011 17:10:00

Coyle would probably have kept us up had he not defected to Bolton. I think his motivation alone would have secured a few extra wins at Turf Moor which was all we needed to survive. Instead of that the tight-fisted,small town mentality Board opted for a complete loser with a record of mediocrity in the Championship let alone unproven in the top flight.Coyle was a one off, not too many gems from lower leagues out there that could repeat what he did! The Board need to get a fat grip and fast and get someone with proven ability. Lambert might do that with Norwich but he still does not have a proven pedigree
turfmanphil
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06/01/2011 18:22:00

I see it as only one of a number of managers (6 Kilby says) on the shortlist. Hopefully there are a few who meet the 'proven and sustainable' benchmark the TMP is hinting at. I wonder if the Board are hoping to find another Coyle this time round, when what they should be doing is using this unique moment in our modern history - when we are OK for funds and attractive enough to Premiership experienced and successful managers - to go for a long-term future in the Premiership. Nothing is guaranteed, but sometimes you can make a guarantee almost stamped!
Mike Mada
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06/01/2011 22:21:00

club says no - end of..!
Beast of Bondleigh
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07/01/2011 09:06:00

i wont bother with lambert overrated and crap we fluked last season. Go for another manager and leave us alone please.
RATPACK
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07/01/2011 10:10:00

Nearly 50% of Norwich fans in your poll seem to think he will be off..end of?
turfmanphil
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07/01/2011 16:14:00

It's not only Norwich fans that vote in the poll Phil, and Lambert himself has ruled it out so really is...end of!
theguru
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07/01/2011 21:51:00

 

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