It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it

Chris Lakey Paul Lambert may be making the art of football management look easy - but the City boss insists it's far from the truth.Lambert, pictured, and his opposite number Lee Clark are both chasing promotion to the Championship, and with their teams sitting in third and fifth places respectively, you'd expect it would be a walk in the park.

Chris Lakey

Paul Lambert may be making the art of football management look easy - but the City boss insists it's far from the truth.

Lambert and his opposite number Lee Clark are both chasing promotion to the Championship, and with their teams sitting in third and fifth places respectively, you'd expect it would be a walk in the park.

Far from it, insists Lambert.


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“Management is not an easy job,” he said. “I would never sit and criticise any other manager because I know how hard it is.

“You have got to deal with the media, you have to deal with personal problems - you become a social worker. You become everything being a manager.

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“It's really tough and Lee has done great up at Huddersfield, because you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders.

“You have got an expectancy level to win games, especially here at this club because of what has happened in the past. For any young manager they have to try and win more games than not - and then you see managers leaving after a couple of months and you think, 'my god, what's happening there?' because you don't get time to bed in, you don't get time to try and build the football club unless you have a decent chairman who says, 'right, we'll give you time', and do things like that.

“It is not an easy job to do and Lee has taken to it really well.”

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