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Norwich boss Paul Lambert says he has no plans to leave

Norwich City manager Paul Lambert
Lambert joined City from Colchester in August last year

Paul Lambert says he plans to stay with Norwich City and lead them in their first season back in the Championship.

The Canaries manager had been linked with jobs at Burnley and former club Celtic before leading City to promotion from League One.

But Lambert told BBC Late Kick Off East that he is focused on his current job.

"I've never once indicated that I want to leave the club - I love it here, I really do. I think it's a brilliant football club with a great fan base."

He added: "It's a club that had a lot of disappointment in the last three or four years. I think it's a great thing when you can see fans being happy and celebrating the achievements of the lads.

"I will do everything I can to keep driving it on."

Since Lambert joined Norwich in August, fans have likened him to former City boss Martin O'Neill, with whom Lambert won three Scottish Premier League titles at Celtic.

Lambert says it is a flattering comparison.

He added: "I'm my own man, but when you work under him for as many years as I did, he's an absolutely phenomenal manager."

And Lambert admitted he sometimes called on his old boss for advice.

"I spoke to him the other week funnily enough. I'm not good enough to think I don't need any help because I certainly do," he revealed.

"When you speak to people like that you know that you've a bit of backing behind you. They've been through it long before me so it's always nice to have," he said.

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