Lambert said: "Grant Holt was brilliant for me. I’ve a lot of time for him, but things move on. I had three brilliant years at Norwich. No doubt the fans will say I’m the worst manager in the club’s history now because I’ve left.
"It’s normal because they’re a bit hurt, but I had my reasons to leave. You can make of that what you want. I was never unhappy with budgets. It was a challenge, which was great."