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Villa boss Paul Lambert has decided to take Norwich to an industrial tribunal.
Lambert wants £2 million in compensation, claiming that he was unfairly dismissed and that the club breached his contract by refusing to give him permission to speak to Aston Villa.
Norwich chairman Alan Bowkett made the revelation at a fan's forum last night.
It was also revealed that the Canaries are no closer to securing their own compensation from Aston Villa over Lambert's departure.
"The manner of Paul Lambert's departure was no surprise because he has walked out on every club he has ever managed.You can't complain because you know what you are getting, but I felt he could have left in a more dignified manner."
– ALAN BOWKETT, NORWICH CITY CHAIRMAN
Norwich City play away at Aston Villa on October 27th.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hoping to bring in two new strikers before the transfer window shuts tomorrow.
Following a number of signings already this summer, the most recent being left-back Joe Bennett from Middlesbrough, Lambert is reportedly looking to supplement Darren Bent and the currently-injured Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Villa could hear today whether their efforts to land Belgium international Christian Benteke have been successful. The club increased their bid to around £5.5 million after their initial offer was rejected.
Lambert's believed to be keen on Chesterfield's 21-year-old striker Jordan Bowery and is reportedly interested in Charlton midfielder Dale Stephens.
“Joe’s a really good player, young and hungry to succeed and he’s exactly the type of player we want here at the football club, there’s no doubt in my mind that he will thrive in this environment and he fits in exactly with what we are trying to build here.
“His energy level is really high and he can get up and down the pitch really well, which will be important for the team and important in terms of how we want to play as a team.
“He’s an exciting signing for the Club and I’m really pleased we’ve been able to take him here.”
Norwich City FC has confirmed that today that Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa have left the club by mutual consent, with immediate effect.
They spent three seasons at the club after joining them when Paul Lambert took charge in August 2009.
Lambert took the role as Aston Villa manager in June following Alex McLeish's departure.
Paul Lambert says he can't wait to get started at Aston Villa and speaks of his excitement of working at such a historic club.
The new Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he's confident he can deal with the level of expectation that comes with the job after being chosen to replace Alex McLeish.
He's vowed to put smiles on fans' faces as soon as possible.
"We will try to get results as quickly and as best as we can. We have to play football the right way.
"We have to give them (the fans) something. We will need them - I think they will come in their thousands to watch us and it is up to us to give them something back."