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Paul Lambert addresses recent Ipswich Town speculation

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Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has cooled talk that he will be signing a new contract at Portman Road after the club’s impressive start to the season.

It’s fair to say the Scotsman wasn’t the most popular choice as manager when he was appointed given his connections with bitter rivals Norwich City.

However, he has done extremely well after a tough start and the players have really responded to a full pre-season under the boss as they currently lead League One and are yet to taste defeat.

So, when Football Insider reported that Lambert was going to be rewarded with a new deal, it was obviously greeted with positivity but the ex-Stoke chief insists that isn’t the case when speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times.

No, I’ve not heard anything like that. I don’t get involved in those things, it doesn’t affect me, and it doesn’t really bother me, to be honest.”

There wouldn’t appear to be a major rush for the Tractor Boys hierarchy to sort this, with the 50-year-old having over 18 months left on his current deal at the club.

The verdict

This is slightly surprising because you would have imagined that Ipswich are keen to tie Lambert down to a longer deal because it’s certainly warranted after the way they’ve started the season.

As well as that, Lambert has managed to unite a club that were in disarray and after a tough few years there is excitement and optimism about fans when they watch the team.

Of course, he could be just playing things down as he doesn’t want any distractions to the players but you wouldn’t expect a contract would take too long to sort when talks do start, which will be soon if they continue this form.

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