Aston Villa fans have given their backing to the appointment of Paul Lambert as their new manager.

Press Association Sport understands Lambert has signed a three-year contract with the midlands club. It is believed Villa have not paid any compensation after Lambert resigned as Canaries boss on Thursday having been refused permission to speak to Villa.

Jonathan Fear, of the leading Villa fans website 'Vital Villa', said: "I think it is a smashing appointment. He was the number one target and they were prepared to wait for him. It is a good, solid appointment and he can have a look from top to bottom at what is needed at Villa."

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