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Hull have made their first signing since winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League, turning George Boyd's loan deal into a permanent contract.

Given would welcome Lambert appointment at Aston Villa

Keeper Shay Given would welcome Paul Lambert's appointment as the new manager of Aston Villa amid speculation that he is in line for the job.

Lambert's move inevitable after success at Norwich, says Huckerby

Former Norwich winger Darren Huckerby feels the success Paul Lambert brought to Carrow Road made it inevitable he would move on.

Lerner targets Lambert appointment by weekend

Aston Villa will step up their efforts to make Norwich's Paul Lambert their new manager before the end of the week.

<b>Paul Lambert</b><br/>
Another manager of the Brendan Rodgers ilk who has had a very impressive start to his managerial career, this year guiding Norwich to a safe mid-table finish in the Premier League following promotion last year. The 42-year-old has been in charge for the last three-years at Carrow Road, and his managerial career which includes spells at Livingstone, Wycombe and Colchester suggests he puts his personal ambitions first. Has been heavily linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa.

'I love it at Norwich' says Aston Villa contender Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert has again stressed he is happy at Norwich, but accepts his "great rapport" with the Canaries fans could be tested if his side do not remain competitive next season.

Wigan's Roberto Martinez is among the managers approached by Liverpool

Aston Villa set to revive interest in Roberto Martinez

Aston Villa are poised to make a second attempt to secure the services of Wigan boss Roberto Martinez as their new manager, Press Association Sport understands.

<b>Paul Lambert</b><br/>
Another manager of the Brendan Rodgers ilk who has had a very impressive start to his managerial career, this year guiding Norwich to a safe mid-table finish in the Premier League following promotion last year. The 42-year-old has been in charge for the last three-years at Carrow Road, and his managerial career which includes spells at Livingstone, Wycombe and Colchester suggests he puts his personal ambitions first. Has been heavily linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa continue search for new manager

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is continuing his search for Alex McLeish's successor with Norwich manager Paul Lambert the new favourite with bookmakers.

Emile Heskey will be out of contract in the summer

Emile Heskey released by Aston Villa

Former England striker Emile Heskey has been released by Aston Villa after three and a half years with the midlands club.

Chris Hughton took Birmingham to the play-off semi finals

Birmingham will fight any West Brom plans to lure Chris Hughton

West Brom have been warned to expect a tough stance from Birmingham should they press ahead with plans to make Chris Hughton their new manager, Press Association Sport understands.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the favourite for the job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cites 'family reasons' for rejecting Aston Villa role

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pulled out of the running to become the new Aston Villa manager last night.

Darren Bent will miss England's friendly with Holland
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the favourite for the job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flattered to be 'favourite' to be named Aston Villa manager

Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is flattered to be considered the front-runner for the vacant Aston Villa job but expects other candidates to challenge him.

Solskjaer flies in for talks over Villa vacancy

The former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yesterday entered talks on becoming the next manager of Aston Villa.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens talks with Aston Villa about succeeding Alex McLeish

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has received the support of a trio of fellow former Norway internationals as he today starts talks on becoming Aston Villa's new manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer emerges as favourite to land Aston Villa manager post

Former Manchester United star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rapidly emerged as a red-hot favourite to become the next Aston Villa manager.

Alex McLeish is not liked by fans

Alex McLeish expresses regret at letting Aston Villa fans down

Alex McLeish has expressed his regret at letting down the Aston Villa fans following his season of failure with the club.

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