Moyes: Give Lambert time
August 26, 2012 15:31:26 UK
David Moyes has called on Aston Villa fans to be patient with new boss Paul Lambert.
Paul Lambert has been backed by David Moyes.
The Everton manager made his call after seeing his side beat Lambert’s men 3-1 with an accomplished performance at Villa Park.
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Lambert took the reigns at the Midland’s club in the summer following the sacking of Alex McLeish who endured a disappointing time in his one and only season in charge of the club, and Moyes warned the Villa Faithful his fellow Scot has a 'big job on his hands' to turn things around and will need time in which to do it.
"It is going to be very hard. Paul is a young manager who has come to a big club and it is a bit like myself when I took over at Everton," said Moyes.
"You are not going to turn things around right away. It is going to take time. Paul has got a big job on his hands, which I'm sure he knows.
"No-one can come into any job, and especially one as big as this, and expect it to be correct right away. But the supporters were right behind him and were with the team.
Paul has got a big job on his hands.David Moyes
"Probably the downside for Paul is he met a hot Everton team and that was probably a hard thing to take in your first game.
"We knew the crowd would be behind them and it would help if we could calm it down a bit and the first goal did that."
Everton are rated as 1.083 to finish in the top-six this season, with neighbours Liverpool 8.00.
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