Lambert to hold talks with owners
Paul Lambert is under no illusions as to the size of the task ahead and will hold talks with owner Randy Lerner.
Lambert saw his side well beaten 3-1 by Everton at Villa Park on Saturday thanks to goals from Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic and the Merseysiders.
On this evidence Lerner needs to open his cheque book and give greater financial backing to Lambert than has been evident so far this summer.
Lambert said: "It's massive, it's a massive job, it's a great challenge and something we will try and turn around. Everton are a top side and, if you are not right on your money, then that is what can happen to you.
"It is important the players don't lose confidence. You can't dwell on a defeat too much, let it prey on your mind.
"Do we need more players? Randy, myself and Paul will sit and see what's going to happen. We will see."