Paul Lambert was ‘delighted’ by Aston Villa sacking

Former Villa manager pleased when removed from his postion last year 

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Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has revealed he was “delighted” when his time in charge at the club came to an end. 

The Scotsman was manager of the Midlands club for three years, before eventually being sacked in February 2015, paving the way for the shortlived Tim Sherwood era.

Things have not improved for Villa since the sacking of Lambert, with the club sitting at the bottom of the league and looking almost certain to be relegated.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Lambert revealed that it came as something of a relief when he was eventually sacked by the club.

"The lads at Villa at that time gave us everything, there was never one time where I walked away and thought we had thrown the towel in," Lambert said.

"We just found things hard towards the end. As I've said before, Villa is a great club, always has been and always will be, but I knew my time was up.

"Some of the things that were going on were never right so when it [the sacking] did actually happen, I was delighted it was going to happen."

Lambert meanwhile has been in charge at Blackburn since November and is looking to restore them to the Premier League.

"At Blackburn I made a conscious decision not to go down the route I did when I was at Aston Villa," he added.

"There were things I definitely learned from my time there, things that I had to take that I wouldn't take now, things inside."