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Paul Lambert confirmed as Villa manager

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Aston Villa have confirmed former Norwich boss Paul Lambert as their new manager.

Lambert tendered his resignation to the Canaries on Thursday amid reports Villa had made an official approach for his services.

His resignation was not accepted but an agreement has now been reached for the Scot to make the switch to the West Midlands.

A brief statement on Villa's website today read: "The board of Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Paul Lambert has been appointed Villa manager."

Here is the announcement on the Aston Villa website.

There is no further news on the Norwich City website.

In a statement issued on Thursday the club said_

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The Club regrets to confirm that Paul Lambert has offered his resignation from his position as Norwich City Manager.

We have fought hard to keep Paul at Norwich City and have not accepted his resignation whilst discussions with another club are taking place.

However, whatever happens, we want to place on record our sincere gratitude for everything Paul has done for the Club over the last three fantastic seasons.

When Paul joined us in August 2009 we were in 66th position in the English football pyramid and the Club was on the brink of financial meltdown.

– Norwich City Statement

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