Scot confident Villa can take next step towards Europe.
Aston Villa Paul Lambert has told fans to remain positive about the club’s future, and insists the team are moving in the right direction.
After guiding the team to Premier League safety with a string of superb displays in May, Lambert told Sky Sports he is already looking to the future but notes it will take some time for the club to return to European contention.
“It’s not a small project,” he said.
“It’s not a conversation I have had with Randy. I have great respect for him.
“I signed three years here, so I’ve got two more to go. But it’s not about me. This football club is more important than anyone. My job is to keep building it.”
Lambert has two years remaining on his current deal with his club, and is hoping that in that time his young squad can develop into Premier League contenders soon, and that this relegation battle will add to the team’s resolve and character.
The first task for Lambert this summer is to hold onto star forward Christian Benteke.
The Belgian has been linked to a number of Premier League clubs this year, and hope that he can continue to produce match winning performances for the Villa Park side next season.
With Randy Lerner selling his NFL side the Cleveland Browns, there should be more money for Lambert to spend in the transfer market, as the side hope that this was a one-off season for the ever present Premier League side.