Aston Villa director Charles Krulak refutes claims sacked manager Paul Lambert had no money to spend

Aston Villa director General Charles Krulak, 72, has denied suggestions that sacked manager Paul Lambert wasn’t afforded enough money to spend by owner Randy Lerner, reports BBC Sport.

Lambert was recently sacked by the Midlands club following a poor run of form that saw them as the lowest scorers in the Premier League, while having recently dropped into the relegation zone after defeat to fellow strugglers Hull City. Many believed the lack of investment during his time at Villa was the reason for their struggles, but Krulak has said otherwise.

The 72-year-old was also critical of the Scot as a manager, suggesting he was greatly underperforming during his two-and-a-half-years at Villa Park. Krulak feels Lambert failed to produce a style of football that was fun to watch, and coupled with disappointing results gave the club no choice by to let him go during the middle of the campaign, which is normally against the club owner’s wishes.

“Paul was just not bringing the team together. Randy was loathe to remove a manager mid-campaign, but there was this intensely strong feeling that Villa should be doing a lot better. This idea that Randy had not put money into the club and that Paul’s hands were tied is simply not true. It’s hogwash,” said Krulak.

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