Poll: What do you think of Paul Lambert’s decision to take Norwich City to tribunal?
What are your thoughts on former Norwich City boss Paul Lambert's decision to take the Canaries to tribunal for �2m in losses over breach of contract.
City chairman Alan Bowkett, speaking at Thursday night's supporters' forum at Carrow Road, revealed to the 130 fans in attendance Lambert was seeking compensation from the club he walked out on five months ago – news greeted by stunned silence.
'He walked out on us – Aston Villa said he was a free agent so they are not paying us compensation, which we take issue with,' said Bowkett.
'However, interestingly Paul Lambert is taking Norwich City to an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal and breach of contract, and he wants �1.5m to �2m from us. So we look forward to those tribunals.'
It was Lambert who took City from the depths of English football's third tier to the riches of the top flight in just two seasons of stunning success, before the his third year at the helm saw him keep City there with Premier League survival.