Lambert: I'm Seeing Marcus Face-to-Face Next Week
Friday, 19th Feb 2021 10:14
Under-fire boss Paul Lambert says he hasn’t spoken to owner Marcus Evans since Tuesday’s 0-0 home draw with Northampton but is due to meet with him face-to-face next week.
The expectation among fans since Tuesday has been that Evans would finally end Lambert's tenure but he remains in place and will be in charge for tomorrow's game against Oxford at Portman Road.
However, he says the two have a meeting next week, where it seems certain his position will be discussed.
“I haven’t actually, but that’s not unusual, that’s not unusual because his schedule is incredibly busy as well,” Lambert said when asked if the two had spoken since the game the other night.
“Owners are all different. I get on well with Marcus, I’ve always said to you. I’ve got a good relationship with the guy. I’ll see him face to face next week and we’ll discuss things from there.
“It’s like Mr [Peter] Coates at Stoke, he would come in every Friday and have lunch with me and I’d have a chat with him, but everybody’s different. It’s not unusual.
“I’ve spoken to [general manager of football operations] Lee [O’Neill] loads of times since Tuesday night. Marcus, no problem, I’ll speak to him next week at some point face to face, I guess hopefully, or through one of these things [computer].”
Lambert made a number of critical comments regarding the structure of the club following Tuesday’s match and also in his talkSPORT interview.
Pressed further on that, asked who he meant with a few people in the club having wondered whether it was them he was talking about when spoken to, he asked who had been talked to: “Who have you spoken to then?”
When told several people but that he wasn’t going to be told who they were, he responded: “I'm not going to answer your question then.”
Is it recruitment, the academy, communication that you were talking about? Which areas are wrong at the football club?
“You're a football journalist and you understand what a structure is, I guess,” he said. “Maybe you don’t. I think you do.
“I've seen it and as I've said before, I've been to the top level and the structure for me here at this moment is not right.”
Asked to elaborate further, he said: “I won't do it the now because now’s not the time, the time’s [for talking about] Oxford.”
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