I will not walk out on Norwich City - Lambert
David CuffleyNorwich City boss Paul Lambert today shot down reports that he could become the next Burnley manager and insisted: 'I will not walk out on this football club.David Cuffley
Norwich City boss Paul Lambert today shot down reports that he could become the next Burnley manager and insisted: 'I will not walk out on this football club.'
Some bookmakers have made Lambert the favourite to replace Bolton-bound Owen Coyle at Turf Moor.
But the Scot, who took over at Carrow Road in August and has taken City from 22nd to second in League One, said he had no intention of going anywhere.
Lambert said: 'I love it here. There is a great rapport with people and this football club is a special place and the fans and the players, with what they're doing, have been absolutely terrific so I'm not going anywhere.
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'I'm staying. I hear people say I have not stayed at clubs for a long time. I stayed at Wycombe for a couple of years. Colchester I left because I was told I could come and speak to Norwich. But I am certainly not going to leave this club, no.'
Asked if taking charge of a Premier League club was an attractive proposition, he said: 'It appeals to everybody but all you need to know is I'm not going anywhere. I'm staying here. We have got a club going the right way, albeit it it's got financial things going on at the minute but we have got a crowd on our side that is as vibrant as any, the team are going brilliantly and I just feel it's right for me to stay here. I don't want to go anywhere.
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'What you've got here is adulation from the crowd, which is phenomenal. The most pleasing thing is to get a club going when it was ailing. To do what we've done in a short space of time has been absolutely terrific and I'm not going to walk out on it. I am not going to walk out on this football club, that's for sure.
'We've started something. We'll try to take it a long, long way.
'If you turn down a Premier League club to stay in League One they may just give you a wee bit more credit than people think. I'm not going anywhere until maybe Norwich sack me.'
Lambert confirmed that 22-year-old Stockport striker Oli Johnson was having a medical, after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee. He also admitted he was trying to sign Millwall defender Zak Whitbread, who is also reported to be close to completing a move to Carrow Road.