Lerner retains faith in Lambert

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has reiterated his support for Paul Lambert ahead of Tuesday's clash with Newcastle.

Last Updated: 28/01/13 at 15:35 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Sergio Romero rubbishes Manchester United link

Post comment

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero has rubbished reports suggesting that he snubbed a move to Manchester United.

Transfer news: Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez admits Premier League dream

Post comment

Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez has admitted that he dreams of playing in the Premier League one day.

All Articles

Paul Lambert: Has the backing of Randy L

Paul Lambert: Has the backing of Randy L

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has reiterated his support for manager Paul Lambert ahead of Tuesday's crunch Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Newcastle.

Lerner appointed Lambert last summer and is convinced the former Norwich boss can steer the midlands club through their current battle to avoid the drop.

He also has faith in the Scot to help Villa achieve their longer term goals of stability and being a competitive force.

Lerner said: "In the time that I've come to know Paul, what is clear above all else is his strength of character and belief in his approach to football.

"Fortunes can shift quickly in this game and a sense that one has it right can become grave doubt in a matter of a few games.

"The Villa board knew that with Paul we would begin to address the club's multi-year lack of competitive stability by reshaping the squad with seven new signings in the summer.

"It has been rewarding at times this season although certainly frustrating as well, particularly recently."

Lerner added: "During January, Paul and the board have discussed a variety of players (to strengthen the squad) although nothing has yet materialised.

"I know also this can be frustrating as fresh players always give at least a sense of progress and optimism.

"Finally, and on a very personal note, I would reiterate that Paul has achieved success at many levels of professional football and I believe, given support, he will continue to do so for us."

Villa are 17th in the Premier League standings with 20 points, one point above the relegation zone and one below 16th-placed Newcastle.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Arsenal are sent crashing out after 2-1 home defeat to Southampton

Arsenal were sent crashing out of the Capital One Cup in the third round after 2-1 home defeat to Southampton.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo scores second straight hat-trick in Real Madrid rout

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 25th hat-trick for Real Madrid as he grabbed four goals in a huge 5-1 home win over Elche.

Capital One Cup Live

Live updates from the Capital One Cup third round as well as the latest news and views from the world of sport.

Mail Box

Is Moyes The Big Winner This Season?

Man United and Everton are making David Moyes look good enough for Newcastle. We have lots of mails on Steven Gerrard but mostly Man United and Van Gaal...

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property