Thursday 22 March 2018

Lambert back Lennon to succees at Celtic

Norwich manager Paul Lambert today backed Neil Lennon to make a success of his big chance in charge of Celtic.

Lambert has been linked with the Parkhead post following Tony Mowbray's departure yesterday, in the wake of Celtic's 4-0 humbling by St Mirren.

But he preferred to back his former Hoops team-mate Lennon, who has been placed in interim charge of the team and could lead Celtic for the remainder of the campaign.

"I hope 'Lenny' goes in and does great, I really do," Lambert told Sky Sports News.

"He's a big friend and a terrific football person and hopefully he'll go in and do well and have some sort of success from now until the end of the season."

Lambert, 40, won every domestic honour available at Celtic in a spell lasting almost eight years, before starting out in management with Livingston in 2005.

He has since gone on to boss Wycombe, Colchester and, since the early weeks of this season, Norwich.

"I don't have any decision to make," Lambert said.

"I love it here, it's a great football place and I've got a great rapport with the people here.

"I can't tell you what's going to happen in the future, I can't tell you what's going to happen tomorrow, (but) I love it in Norwich.

"I get sick and tired of people saying (I'm) linked with that one and that one.

"I love it here, I really do."

Norwich are on the brink of being promoted to the Coca-Cola Championship and Lambert, who won the Champions League as a player with Borussia Dortmund in 1997, does not want an added distraction.

"It's just you guys speculating and everyone speculating," he said.

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