Lambert happy Canaries finish in full flight
Paul Lambert has described the past three years as 'a huge success story' after Norwich ended the season with a win over Aston Villa.
The Canaries' chief has guided the club from League One to the Premier League and kept them there for a second season since taking over the Carrow Road hot-seat in summer 2009.
And, after goals from Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson ensured they ended the campaign in 12th place thanks to a first win in five games over a disappointing Aston Villa outfit, Lambert expressed his delight at both the level of performance and the dramatic rise of the club since he took command.
Lambert, who played down reports linking him with the Villa job this summer, told Sky Sports: "I thought they were fantastic. I thought they just carried on from the Arsenal game. I thought we were relentless and some of the football we played was very good and I thought we deserved to win the game.
"The crowd have been absolutely fantastic for the past three years and the players have given a good account of themselves this season.
"It's been an absolutely phenomenal season for us - not just a good season, but to play the way we have has been a credit to the team."
He added: "Well, the past three years has been a huge success story. It's been a huge rise for the football club (from League One) and I'm delighted for the fans."