Lambert to be safe even if Aston Villa go down

Paul Lambert has been told that his job is not in jeopardy even if Aston Villa are relegated this season from the Premier League, the Daily Mail has reported.

The news comes as Villa prepare for a relegation double-header against two of their rivals to avoid the drop, first playing Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday and then a week later hosting Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park. Villa are currently 18th in the Premier League table, a point ahead of Reading and four clear of bottom side QPR.

Lambert moved to Aston Villa last summer after spending three years at Norwich City. During his time at Carrow Road he took the Canaries from the bottom of League One and into the Premier League in consecutive seasons. He replaced Alex McLeish in the Midlands when McLeish was sacked after just one season in charge.

A player with St Mirren, Motherwell, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic and Livingston, and a Scotland international, Lambert won the SPL title four times at Parkhead and the Champions League in 1997 while a Dortmund player.

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