A fascinating aspect of Paul Lambert coming to Villa is Gary Karsa.
At Norwich he is listed as a football operations manager – NCFC Official LINK and has followed Lambert and Ian Culverhouse from Colchester.
This is a role that many Villa fans have wanted before and it is clear at Norwich is a very trusted advisor of Lambert’s. From reading around he does all the contract negotiations and this is a role that means Lambert keeps out of the complicated stuff !! It is vital therefore if he comes (and I have no problem that he will) that he maintains a very good relationship with both Randy and Paul Faulkner.
We did have rumours going around that Faulkner was changing his role and with his election to the FA board this appears to be happening. Karsa is said to be Lambert’s brother in law (Link to a piece on H&V) and would explain the relationship between the two.
Reading on various Norwich forums they are unsure on what he did. However a Football Operations role is clear enough for most of us and I welcome it. In this circumstance it would be OK as it is clear that the manager is not threatened by the person in the role.
So this proves that this is a football club changing appointment and next week in the official press conference we will learn far more.