Lambert still refers to O'Neill as 'gaffer'

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert still refers to Martin O'Neill as 'gaffer' and acknowledged the influence the Northern Irishman has had on his career ahead of the clash against his former manager's side Sunderland this weekend.

"I absolutely loved playing under Martin (at Celtic). He could just get the best out of people. That was his biggest thing. His man-management was brilliant.

All the gaffer's (O'Neill's) teams are right at you and this one will be no different.

"We're going to have to weather that as well but by the same token we have to quieten the crowd as well and get at them as well.

– Paul Lambert, Aston Villa manager


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