Collymore, Huckerby and more: Twitter reacts to Lambert arrival

Aston Villa confirm Paul Lambert has been appointed as their new manager, leading to an inevitable reaction on Twitter

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Paul Lambert was confirmed as the new Aston Villa manager on Saturday

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Stan Collymore hailed Aston Villa’s appointment of Paul Lambert after the Birmingham outfit confirm the former Norwich City boss as Alex McLeish’s successor on Saturday.

Here, we take a look at some Twitter reaction to Lambert’s decision to quit Norwich and join Villa.

Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore ‏(@StanCollymore) is delighted with the appointment: “Yes!! Great news!! Paul Lambert – a very warm welcome to Aston Villa Fooball Club!! Well done Mr Lerner & Paul Faulkner. A very positive appointment and a process well observed. Great news! Very, very happy Villa fan.”

But former Norwich forward Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) is bitterly disappointed: “@StanCollymore Got yourself a top class manager and he will get the best out of Villa’s underperforming players, massive loss for #ncfc”

Former Norwich striker Iwan Roberts (‏@iwanwroberts) retweets a supporter’s message: “@LisaMaffia09: @iwanwroberts After the week’s events it makes you realise how loyal you really were to Norwich! #legend” Thank you”

Celebrity Norwich fan Jake Humphrey (‏@mrjakehumphrey) is appreciative of Lambert’s input: “Paul Lambert took us from League One strugglers to Premier League participants in just three seasons. City fans should be nothing but thankful.”

Matt Burton (‏@5_MattyB) wants Grant Holt to follow Lambert: “Yes! Paul Lambert appointed as Villa Manager. Well done Randy Lerner – now tell him to bring Holt with him and give him some money!#AVFC”

And Kevin White (@WH1TEYBHOY) expects Lambert to be a success: “Good luck to Paul Lambert, I’m sure he’ll do a sterling job. Working with next to nothing seems to be his forte.”

Dan Hayward ‏(@TheDanHayward) believes Lerner has finally made a sensible appointment: “Paul Lambert welcome to Aston Villa! It’s great to have a decent manager in charge of the Villains. About time!”

While Paul Taylor ‏(@nottmtails) is not surprised Lambert has left: “Those Norwich fans moaning about a lack of loyalty from Paul Lambert should remember how he arrived at Carrow Road.”

And Sadie Grimwood (‏@dillyanne) agrees after the manner of Lambert’s appointment from Colchester United to Norwich in 2009: “When you get with someone and they are cheating on someone else you can’t be that surprised when they then cheat on you #NCFC #PaulLambert”

Meanwhile, Mank56 ‏(@mank56) believes going to Villa is backward step: “Is Paul Lambert mad or what? Joker. Talk about taking a backward step.”

Unsurprisingly, Villa fan Sharon Bennett (‏@avfcgal) disagrees: “Paul Lambert has taken a giant step forward by coming to the Villa. All Villa fans are behind our new manager – good luck Lambert”

And LAMPER ‏(@Alex_Lamper) is stunned by recent goings on in the football world: “Both Brendan Rodgers and Paul Lambert have shown that there’s no such thing as loyalty in football anymore.”

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