Twitterati clamours to keep Paul Lambert at Norwich City
Celebrities, sporting heroes and TV personalities joined hundreds of fellow worried Norwich City fans to make their feelings known about the future of manager Paul Lambert.
At a press conference this morning, the Canaries boss refused to comment on Burnley's formal approach to discuss their managerial vacancy with the club.
With uncertainty lingering, internet message boards came alive with rumour, speculation and gossip about Lambert's next move.
On networking website Twitter, the contributors included actor, comedian and Norwich City director Stephen Fry, who said: 'I'm sure all you NCFC fans appreciate that, as a director, I can't comment on rumour about Paul Lambert. I'll know more when I'm back home.'
Lifelong City fan and former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas, who now works for Sky Sports, said he hoped Ipswich Town's sacking of Roy Keane earlier in the day would not prove to be an omen.
'Quite a day ahead for East Anglian football,' he said. 'Already one managerial job going, let's keep it at just the one please.'
Former Canaries legends Iwan Roberts and Darren Huckerby also joined the clamour for Lambert to ignore Burnley's advances.
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Roberts said: 'He'd be mad to leave for there. NCFC have a great chance of promotion and are potentially a bigger club!'
Huckerby added: 'He is irreplaceable, if he goes it would be a nightmare, no sugar coating it!'
Labour MP and shadow home secretary, Ed Balls, took a break from political debate to reflect on the situation at his favourite club.
'Bad memories of FA Cup third round game with West Ham and Dean Ashton,' he said. 'Let's hope the board can sort it out and keep Paul Lambert.'