The speculation with Aston Villa and comments that Paul Lambert made after the Liverpool defeat about how hard it will be for the club to progress in the Premier League has left some fans concerned about his future.
But Norwich City supporters should relax; this summer is clearly not the right time for Lambert to move on. The big clubs will not take a chance on Lambert after only one season in the Premier League, and the clubs in mid-table are not better options than Norwich City.
Lambert would only leave to advance his career not to take a sideways step. I do think, however, that the appointment of Roy Hodgson as England manager has eased concerns. A scenario where Redknapp was appointed could have started a managerial merry-go-round.
It was likely that David Moyes would have taken the Tottenham Hotspur job, and Everton may have then made an approach for Lambert. It is a club like Everton that are the biggest threat. Their current financial resources may be scarce, but I could understand why Lambert may see that they offer enhanced opportunities.
However, unless something unexpected happens this should not be a scenario for this summer. So, there isn't an obvious place for Lambert to go where he could enhance his career. Besides, I am sure he will feel that there is still plenty of work still to be done at Carrow Road.
There is a big difference between an established Premier League outfit and a club that has simply survived in the top-flight for one season. I feel that Lambert would want Norwich to be that established Premier League team before he even considers moving on.
Lambert may reach a stage at some point in the future where he feels he can't take Norwich any further. But I feel we are a long way off that and the longer the Scot stays the better things will be for the club.
I think Lambert's comments on how hard it will be to progress the club in the Premier League is simply a matter of managing expectations. The Canaries have progressed incredibly quickly over the last few seasons from League One to the Premier League.
The Scot is simply reminding us that we can't expect a similar level of progression in the top-flight. The next few seasons are all about establishing the club in the division. Any thoughts of progressing beyond that are a fair distance away.
Many of us remember those great European nights of the 90s, and would clearly love them to return. But with the money involved in the Premier League that may never happen. Nevertheless, I am sure if we remain in the top-flight most Norwich City fans will be happy.