Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is quickly going from hero to zero at Villa Park. The Scot guided Villa to second in the league at one stage, but their demise has quickly snowballed into a torrid run. At one stage, Villa went five successive matches spanning 547 minutes without a goal until Andreas Weimann scored in the 16th minute against Tottenham Hotspur. Their run was so bad, they had to cancel their October goal of the month competition simply because they hadn’t scored.
Lambert has pledged he will turn things around at Villa, but insists he needs time. The former Norwich City boss has also used Sam Allardyce as an example he intends to emulate, speaking to BBC Sport, Lambert said, “I don’t have any fears whatsoever. Sam’s been through it and he has been there and bought the t-shirt. That’s what you do, you come through it.”
“I understand the way fans react but the crowd were really excellent against Spurs,” he said.
“They want to see their team winning. Since I have been here they have been great.”
Can Lambert win over the Villa faithful, or is his time at the helm a ticking time bomb?