New Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is excited by his latest managerial challenge and admits that he will thrive off the expectation levels at his new club.

The 42-year-old Scot was unveiled as the new manager at Villa Park and tasked with the job of transforming the under-performing club into a Premier League force once again. After working wonders at former club, Norwich City, Lambert is a man full of confidence and enthusiasm and he is determined to enhance his blossoming career by becoming a success in the Midlands.

“There is a lot of expectancy at the club and it is not something I’m going to shy away from. It’s something I will thrive on,” he said.

“One of my first objectives will be to get the crowd going and to restore that good feeling back to the players so that they, in turn, can excite and ignite the passion and energy of our supporters.”

Lambert will be backed by owner Randy Lerner in the transfer market and also given a free hand to decide on his back-room staff.

In the next few days he will decide on his No.2 with current Norwich City assistant boss, Ian Culverhouse, likely to join him.