Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is grateful to have a supportive chairman like Randy Lerner.

Lambert was delighted with victory over Cardiff City yesterday.

And he said: "I am really fortunate that I have a good relationship with the chief executive Paul Faulkner and Randy.

"It is one of the most important things for a football manager - you have to be stable.

"When it becomes about off-field things, and things not under your control, then it becomes really difficult."

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