Stoke City manager Paul Lambert took part in a candid interview with the Daily Telegraph this week and his time at Aston Villa was a topic of conversation.
During his time at Villa Park, the Scotsman managed just 34 wins from his 115 games in charge, equating to a win rate of 29.57%. These damning statistics combined with his number of years outside of the top flight meant that his appointment at the Britannia Stadium at the start of this year came as a surprise to many fans.
During his interview this week, Lambert was asked specifically about his time at Aston Villa and stated;
“I look back at some of the photos of me from my time at Aston Villa and I don’t recognise myself. I don’t look healthy and had put on a lot of weight. The actual pressure of it was incredible, so, in the end, it was a big relief to leave.”
Following his comments, a number of Villa fans took to Twitter…and it’s safe to say they weren’t happy at all…
It’s always someone else fault..shut up lambert..you was waiting for the big payoff!!!
— Ravyj (@rav0604) February 7, 2018
Worst Villa manager in history no matter the circumstances! pic.twitter.com/uq8xpuLSc1
— Rob Westwood (@robwestwood76) February 8, 2018
Not half as happy as we was when you went
— Lisa Higgins (@Villachick1972) February 7, 2018
Shocking that someone so lacking in any sort of talent whatsoever can earn so much money as he has. One of many indictments of the mediocrity of British football
— Richard Moore (@Richard31311313) February 7, 2018
Lambert is a tool. Negative manager. Not tactics and the wrong team week in week out. I was one of the many who wanted him there but he was tactically inept.
— craig greatrex (@craggers2020) February 7, 2018
It was a big relief to us too that you left.
— Holte71 (@Holte121971) February 7, 2018
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