The Argentine comes out of contract at St Maryâ€™s Stadium next summer but Lambert feels he is the right man to lead the south coast club and has implored the Saints brass to secure him for the long-term.
Lambert also reacted positively to the re-iteration of owner Katharina Liebherr and new chairman Ralph Krueger that no key players will be sold this summer.
â€śI think itâ€™s important that you hear the things you want to hear â€“ that players are not going to get sold, that weâ€™re going to be trying to push on again next year and progress the way weâ€™ve been progressing the last few years,â€ť Lambert told the Daily Echo.
â€śObviously, having the gaffer here, I think thatâ€™s the main thing â€“ getting him tied down to a contract.
â€śThe sooner we hear them things the better really.
â€śObviously, weâ€™re focused on our jobs fully, but I think, not just for the players but for the whole club, the quicker the manager gets tied down to a contract the better for everyone.
â€śObviously, he needs reassurances about going forward, about not selling our players â€“ and not only keeping our players, but bringing in three or four players that are going to progress us again.â€ť
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