Lambert: My focus is on Norwich
Paul Lambert has no intention of letting speculation over his future deflect focus from plans to take Norwich forward next season.
Lambert reacted angrily to questions over links with the Aston Villa vacancy following last night's testimonial for long-serving defender Adam Drury against Celtic at Carrow Road.
The 42-year-old has transformed the fortunes of the Canaries since taking charge three seasons ago, guiding them up from npower League One and on to retaining Barclays Premier League status with a creditable 12th-placed finish.
However, the former Borussia Dortmund and Celtic midfielder knows Norwich cannot rest on their laurels if they are to remain competitive again in 2012/13.
"I don't think being a manager ever stops. I try to prepare Norwich for next season the best I can," said Lambert. "[Assistant manager] Ian [Culverhouse] and I have had a chat and we have in mind what we would like to bring to the football club."