New Wolves boss Paul Lambert has wasted no time in sticking the knife into former employers Aston Villa, as he criticised owner Randy Lerner in comments made to The Express & Star.
Lambert spent two-and-a-half years working on a restricted budget at Villa Park, before being axed from his role in February 2015, with successor Tim Sherwood keeping the club in the Premier League before an ill-advised £50m spending spree last summer played a large part in the club’s drop to the second-tier.
The Scottish boss certainly felt aggrieved with the sequence of events at Aston Villa and he’s learned his lesson, stating he would never protect club owner’s like he did previously.
“I certainly wouldn’t do that again. I certainly wouldn’t protect people the way I did protect them. Then the club spent money after I left and ended up getting relegated. It just shows you I didn’t do too bad a job there when you look at it.”
“Everybody knows the situation. I would not have gone into a press conference every Thursday or Friday and spoken the same drivel I did for a couple of years. I certainly won’t put it all on my own shoulders again.”
Since leaving Villa, Lambert has spent six months at Blackburn but wants a longer spell with Wolves, as he aims to push the Molineux side into the play-off spots and build the club into competitors once again.
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