Lambert has told his players to block out the hype surrounding Sunderlandâ€™s new boss ahead of their relegation battle.
â€śThe manager can only help so much,â€ť he said. â€śIf you concentrate on the good things weâ€™ve been doing of late, it doesnâ€™t matter whoâ€™s standing in the dugout.
â€śThe players are the ones who play the game. They are the most important people.â€ť