Date: 5th January 2011 at 1:12pm
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Norwich City have surpised a few this season. Promoted from League One as Champions last season, they are currently third in the Championship, just behind second-placed Cardiff on goal difference.

Although they have played a game more than the Clarets, they are currently on 43 points, eight more than Burnley.

The success of the club is down in no small measure to their manager, Paul Lambert who joined the Canaries as gaffer replacing Bryan Gunn in August 2009.

You may remember that Lambert was previously the manager at Colchester United, a team that under him whipped Norwich 7-1 in the opening game of the 2009-10 season.

The 41 year old,Paisley-born Scot cut his managerial teeth with Livingston and Wycombe Wanderers before joining Colchester United in October 2008.

During his playing career as a midfielder he was on the books of St.Mirren, Motherwell, Borussia Dortmund and Celtic before finishing his footballing days at Livingston as player-manager after earning his football coaching qualifications in 2005.

He was also a Scotland international with 40 caps to his name.

The big question mark is why Lambert would want to move to a club like Burnley when he is in charge of a successful Championship rival looking a much better bet for promotion.

Despite this fact, he continues to be on the bookies shortlists as one of the favourites for the Burnley job so we shall have to see what happens.

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