Paul Lambert's Aston Villa job understood to be safe despite humiliating defeat to Bradford
The Premier League side were beaten by fourth-tier opposition in the Capital One Cup semi-final
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Paul Lambert's long-term future as Aston Villa manager is assured despite their shock Capital One Cup semi-final exit against Bradford last night, Press Association Sport understands.
Lambert retains the faith of Villa owner Randy Lerner even though the midlands club are also involved in a Barclays Premier League relegation battle.
It is believed Lambert would still stay in charge even if Villa drop down to the Championship with Lerner believing he would be the right man to take them back up after his double promotion exploits at Norwich.
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