Paul Lambert one of the best - Norwich City captain Grant Holt

Grant Holt admitted it is inevitable Norwich City manager Paul Lambert will be linked with big jobs elsewhere after his success at Carrow Road.

However, the Canaries skipper hopes the man who has instigated the most dramatic rise in fortunes in the club's history won't be leaving just yet.

'I had better be careful because he's watching,' joked Holt, speaking on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday.

'He has done a great job, he came in and took us from League One to the Premier League, and obviously again this year. (Swansea manager) Brendan Rodgers has done well too and we are both in good positions and people are going to talk a lot.

'It's inevitable in football when things are going well for a certain manager that they will get touted around, but hopefully we will keep hold of him – as long as I'm here, anyway.'

While managerial speculation at Carrow Road and the Liberty Stadium has been few and far between this season, some would argue White Hart Lane offers a prime example of the effect it can have.

Since Harry Redknapp was linked with the vacant England job, Spurs have fallen from outside contenders for the Premier League title to possibly missing out altogether on Champions League football next season – a recent run that included the Canaries' 2-1 victory in north London on Easter Monday.

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But Holt thinks Tottenham's current form has little to do with speculation over the future of Redknapp.

'The thing is for those boys, if Harry goes and whoever comes in, they are still going to be good footballers,' added Holt. 'It's nothing to do with Harry maybe getting the England job, it's just that there is always a stage of the season where people drop out of form or fatigue or whatever.

'We went to Spurs the other week with no fear because you know the whole pressure is on them and we went down there and got the points.'

Holt took time to hail the Canaries' support – especially given the home appreciation of their efforts after the 6-1 defeat to title-chasing Manchester City last time out at Carrow Road.

Just three games remain of Norwich's Premier League return, with a trip to Arsenal and hosting Aston Villa to follow Saturday evening's visit from FA Cup finalists Liverpool.

'We have got a fantastic support home and away, they come in the their droves and if they stuck on another stand and got a few more, they will sell it out,' said Holt.

'They were there to the end (against Manchester City). There are a lot of other grounds where you look around and it's 4-1 and there is no one there any more. This year I'd say nearly everyone in that ground has stayed and seen it all season.'

Holt added: 'You wouldn't want to go there (Emirates Stadium) still fighting for points, that's for sure. But we have done fantastically well this year and I'm sure Liverpool and Villa won't be looking forward to coming up to us. We have got a good home record and we will be looking at them as games we can win.'