Norwich City manager Paul Lambert signs improved contract

Paul Lambert has signed a new and improved deal with Norwich City.

The Canaries boss said he was pleased to be able to concentrate on preparing his squad for a busy summer before the start of the Premier League campaign in August.

He told the club's official website: 'It's terrific for myself and Ian and Gary. We came here together and we've never indicated we wanted to leave at all. I've loved my two years at the club.

'I'm delighted everything has been sorted for the three of us and now we are working on bringing players into the club. We have to try and give the current group a hand, as I have always said.

'We want to try and make this club the best it can possibly be. We'll try and do everything we can to get a foothold in the Premier League and to enjoy it.

'The fanbase here is tremendous and if you have got them behind you, then you have a chance.'

Chairman Alan Bowkett said the board were delighted to have agreed a new and improved deal with Lambert: 'What Paul, his staff and the players have helped the club to achieve since he joined us has been absolutely incredible.

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'Therefore after protracted and professional negotiations, we are thrilled to report we have a new deal. Paul has stressed to me he has never wished to leave as he and the fans have unfinished business in the Premier League.

'We have always said our aim was to make Norwich City an established Premier League club and we'll be doing everything in our power to support Paul as he works with us towards that goal.'