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Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has firmly ruled himself out of the running to replace Owen Coyle at Burnley, with the Scot promising he will not "walk out" on his current employers.

Lambert has done a superb job at Norwich since taking over in August with a record of 17 wins from 28 games seeing the club rise from 22nd to 2nd place in League One.

With Coyle heading to Bolton to replace Gary Megson, Lambert has been mooted as a strong contender to be appointed Burnley's new manager but he has no intention of leaving Carrow Road, even for a Premier League job.

"I love it here," Lambert told The Pink'un. "There is a great rapport with people and this football club is a special place and the fans and the players, with what they're doing, have been absolutely terrific so I'm not going anywhere.

"I'm staying. I hear people say I have not stayed at clubs for a long time. I stayed at Wycombe for a couple of years. Colchester I left because I was told I could come and speak to Norwich. But I am certainly not going to leave this club, no.

"We have got a club going the right way, albeit it it's got financial things going on at the minute but we have got a crowd on our side that is as vibrant as any, the team are going brilliantly and I just feel it's right for me to stay here. I don't want to go anywhere.

"What you've got here is adulation from the crowd, which is phenomenal. The most pleasing thing is to get a club going when it was ailing. To do what we've done in a short space of time has been absolutely terrific and I'm not going to walk out on it. I am not going to walk out on this football club, that's for sure.

"We've started something. We'll try to take it a long, long way. f you turn down a Premier League club to stay in League One they may just give you a wee bit more credit than people think. I'm not going anywhere until maybe Norwich sack me."


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