Scotland not for me, insists Lambert

David Cuffley City manager Paul Lambert insists he has no ambition to manage Scotland - at least not for the next 50 years.The sacking of George Burley led to reports that former Celtic skipper Lambert could be an outside bet for the job, but the Canaries' 40-year-old boss said he was not interested.

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City manager Paul Lambert insists he has no ambition to manage Scotland - at least not for the next 50 years.

The sacking of George Burley led to reports that former Celtic skipper Lambert could be an outside bet for the job, but the Canaries' 40-year-old boss said he was not interested.

“At this minute? No. When I'm 94, I think. No, it's not for me,” said the former Scotland midfielder, who won 40 caps for his country.

He said he was enjoying life far too much at Carrow Road.

“I hear some people say Paul Lambert would jump at the chance but, listen, this is a brilliant football club,” he said. “If you could take Norwich City into the Premier League, or if they were in the Premier League when you got the job, it's massive. We get bigger crowds than a lot of teams in there.

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“The club's found itself in a league where it shouldn't really, but is it. That's the bottom line.

“How long I'm here remains to be seen but, as I said from day one, it was a massive opportunity. It's a great football club, it really is.”

Asked who he felt should replace Burley, he said the Scottish FA had a tough task.

“It's a hard one. You probably could see Graeme Souness take it, if he ever wanted it, but I don't even know if he wants it,” said Lambert. “You see on Sky every day that this one doesn't want it, that one doesn't want it. The SFA have a hard job.

“If Graeme Souness went in you've got somebody who's got the ultimate respect from everybody in the country and was a fabulous footballer himself.”