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Lambert admits talking to O'Neill before taking Villa job

Paul Lambert admits talking to Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill before taking the Aston Villa job.

O'Neill quit Villa in mysterious circumstances two years ago.

But Lambert revealed: "I think he had a good time here, had a lot of success and had the place absolutely rocking, so if I need help I'll definitely give him a call. I don't have any problem making mistakes - I just need to learn from them.

"There are certain times when I'll need a bit of help and I'll phone him up and ask 'can you help'."

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