Norwich city manager Paul Lambert has said that he does not plan to leave the club in the summer, despite transfer speculation linking him with a move to Aston Villa. Paul Lambert has emerged as the front-runner for the vacant Aston Villa managerial job.

The Midlands club recently sacked manager Alex McLeish after one of the worst seasons in their Premier league history. It is expected that there will be looking at a younger and exciting manager to replace the Scot, who almost relegated them to the Championship. Wigan manager Roberto Martinez was the favourite to take over at Aston Villa last season, but he turned down the opportunity.

This time around, they have been linked with a few names like Paul Lambert and Alan Curbishley. Paul Lambert has done an excellent job with Norwich city this season. He has been able to get them into the Premier league and also has been able to keep them in the division. Despite spending very little money, he has been able to achieve a lot with Norwich. However, it is thought that he would be willing to take a new challenge at a much bigger club than Norwich. For the moment, though, he has rejected speculation linking him with Aston Villa.

“You must be winding me up. Listen to what I’m telling you. You are asking me some negative things. It’s nothing to do with me, this is about Adam Drury. I am delighted I am at Norwich if that is what you are asking me. I have never said I wanted away, not a thing have I said, and people are jumping to conclusions. I am trying to prepare Norwich for next season the best I can. We have got players in mind that we would like to bring to the football club,” said Paul Lambert.