Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert confirmed he has been told by club owner Randy Lerner that his job is safe but insists he will never be guilty of resting on his laurels.

Lambert has been given assurances by Lerner despite Villa crashing out of the Capital One Cup to Bradford and being embroiled in a Barclays Premier League relegation battle. The Scot has also retained the support of the bulk of the Villa fans apart from "the odd hate mail" as he looks for his side to bounce back in Friday night's FA Cup tie at Millwall.

Lambert said: "Has Lerner said 'your job is safe?' Yes, just the other day. A big call? That's the relationship I have with him. I get on really well with him."

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